Andrena nitida

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    May be found in a variety of open grassland habitats.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    UK Status

    This species is fairly frequent throughout southern Britain, becoming scarcer towards southern Yorkshire, its most northerly known county.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map