Andrena minutula (Kirby, 1802)
Andrena bees are small mining bees, nesting underground where the soil is friable. There are numerous species and species' are difficult to determine without dissection. Andrena minutula is a very small species flying early in the year, when it can be found on the first flowers appearing in the Spring. The male is illustrated on the flower of Daisy (Bellis perennis) giving a degree of size and scale.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena minutula
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2018

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