Length 10 to 12 mm. This species of solitary bee has a rather gingery, slightly hairy appearance.
It occurs in a variety of sandy and disturbed situations such as hard, well-trodden paths and sandy banks.
Usually seen in May and June.
There is believed to be a close association with yellow composites (Asteraceae).
Found mostly in England and Wales where it is often local and infrequent, frequently favouring sandy coastal locations.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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