Andrena barbilabris

Habitat: Sandy areas, e.g. heaths

Size: 11mm

Species account: A fairly common species of heaths and sandy areas, A.barbilabris has a particular fondness for nesting on compacted areas, such as footpaths. The narrow head gives the female an almost hunch-backed appearance, other id characteristics are the pale, almost white scopae and the brown pale foveae. The pale bands at the rear edges of tergites 2-4 are restricted to the edges

Similar species: The much rarer Andrena argentata is very similar

Distribution Map


Andrena barbilabris (f)


Andrena barbilabris (m)