Short-horned Yellow-face Bee - Hylaeus brevicornis
A very small and mainly black bee it has a striking white face (this characteristic is not restricted solely to this species) and the hind legs are banded with black and creamy yellow.
Found in various habitats including woodland, fenland, grassland, heathland and on the coast.
Late May to mid-September.
Fairly frequent in most areas of England, but very few records from Wales or much of Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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