Andrena nigroaenea

Description

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.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Areas with dry sandy soil such as heathland.

When to see it

They fly from March onwards and are one of the first species to appear in the Spring.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent 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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