Andrena minutula


Length 5 to 7 mm. This is a small mainly black bee with sparse silvery grey hairs.

Identification difficulty

Visits various flowers for nectar and pollen.

When to see it

March to September.

Life History

Nests in bare sandy ground.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map