Length 5 to 7 mm. This is a small mainly black bee with sparse silvery grey hairs.
Visits various flowers for nectar and pollen.
March to September.
Nests in bare sandy ground.
Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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