Andrena labialis


    Forewing 7.5-9mm A dullish, fairly robust Andrena species. Females have buff hairs on the face and legs and a densely punctate thorax and tergites. Males have extensive yellow facial markings.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassland or other areas with good populations of legumes such as vetches, clovers and bird's-foot-trefoils.

    When to see it

    April to mid-July.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local in Southern England. Becoming sparser in the Midlands and into Wales. Few records from Northern England and none from Scotland or Ireland.

    VC55 Status

    Believed to be local.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map