Andrena nigroaenea

    Description

    Andrena nigroaenea is about 14 mm long and is quite a plump looking mining bee. It has dark gingery brown hair on the thorax and abdomen but the tail is covered with black hairs.

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    Habitat

    Areas with dry sandy soil such as heathland.

    When to see it

    They fly from March onwards and are one of the first species to appear in the Spring.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map