Andrena nigroaenea is about 14 mm long and is quite a plump looking mining bee. It has dark gingery brown hair on the thorax and abdomen but the tail is covered with black hairs.
Areas with dry sandy soil such as heathland.
They fly from March onwards and are one of the first species to appear in the Spring.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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