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.
Often seen on spring or early summer flowers.
Mainly May to July with occasional specimens around October.
Spring emerging specimens have over-wintered as adults, but those that emerge later in the year have probably over-wintered as diapausing prepupae.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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