Andrena chrysosceles

    Description

    This is a small Mining Bee. The abdomen may show gingery hairs or be almost bare, but has obvious paler stripes. There is a ginger tuft at the tip of the abdomen.

    Habitat

    Often seen on spring or early summer flowers.

    When to see it

    Mainly May to July with occasional specimens around October.

    UK Status

    Spring emerging specimens have over-wintered as adults, but those that emerge later in the year have probably over-wintered as diapausing prepupae.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map