Andrena nigroaenea (Kirby, 1802)
Andrena nigreoaenea is a common solitary bee, often favouring sandy places such as heathland. They fly from March onwards and are one of the first species to appear in the Spring. This female was found on Budby South Forest in late March 2009, where at least four other females were busy gathering pollen or excavating burrows in the soil around the exposed root system of a fallen tree.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena nigroaenea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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