Andrena labialis - Andrena labialis

Description

Forewing 7.5-9mm A dullish, fairly robust Andrena species. Females have buff hairs on the face and legs and a densely punctate thorax and tergites. Males have extensive yellow facial markings.

Habitat

Grassland or other areas with good populations of legumes such as vetches, clovers and bird's-foot-trefoils.

When to see it

April to mid-July.

UK Status

Widespread but local in Southern England. Becoming sparser in the Midlands and into Wales. Few records from Northern England and none from Scotland or Ireland.

VC55 Status

Believed to be local.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map