Andrena humilis


    Length 10 to 12 mm. This species of solitary bee has a rather gingery, slightly hairy appearance.

    Identification difficulty

    It occurs in a variety of sandy and disturbed situations such as hard, well-trodden paths and sandy banks.

    When to see it

    Usually seen in May and June.

    Life History

    There is believed to be a close association with yellow composites (Asteraceae).

    UK Status

    Found mostly in England and Wales where it is often local and infrequent, frequently favouring sandy coastal locations.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map