Andrena humilis

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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