Girdled Mining Bee - Andrena labiata
Tergites 2 and 3 are a bright brick red.
Sandy areas predominantly open grassland and edges of scrub and woodland.
Early May to late June.
The species is well known to be strongly associated with speedwells but it forages from many other plants.
Very local and mainly coastal it is found throughout southern England to north Yorkshire and Wales. Possibly increasing in numbers.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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