Data deficient - known from only one location
- Medium sized solitary species (7-9mm)
- Thorax black
- Both males and females with red and black abdomen
- Males generally slightly smaller than females
- Could be confused with the other Sphecodes species in Ireland
Rare. Habitat associations unknown.
Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena barbilabris
Polylectic - Anthemis, Bellis, Tripleurospermum, Tussilago, Taraxacum, Sedum, Salix, Veronica
All of Europe, northwards to southern Sweden and southern Finland
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists
Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.