Girdled Mining Bee - Andrena labiata

    Description

    Tergites 2 and 3 are a bright brick red.

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    Habitat

    Sandy areas predominantly open grassland and edges of scrub and woodland.

    When to see it

    Early May to late June.

    Life History

    The species is well known to be strongly associated with speedwells but it forages from many other plants.

    UK Status

    Very local and mainly coastal it is found throughout southern England to north Yorkshire and Wales. Possibly increasing in numbers.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map