A large Andrena with, when fresh, bright, foxy-brown hair on the thorax and a polished black abdomen. Females have thin apical side-bars of white pubescence on abdominal segments 1 to 3, and males have copious white facial hair.
May be found in a variety of open grassland habitats.
April to June.
This species is fairly frequent throughout southern Britain, becoming scarcer towards southern Yorkshire, its most northerly known county.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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