Andrena clarkella (Kirby 1802) (Family Apidae)


Female

Nest

Male

Grey Female Variant

Length: Male 9-12mm, Female: 13-15mm;
Forewing Length: Male 5.5-6.5mm, Female 6.5-7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - April
(Earliest: 10.3)
(Winter)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Geraniol, Geranyl Octanoate

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Hedge Rows

Wet Forest

Meadows
Food:
(Oligophagous)

Most Salix Nectar, Pollen

Several Asteraceae Nectar
Nest:
Bare Ground
Nest Parasite:
Nomada leucophthalma

Atlas Hymenoptera: Andrena clarkella, Europe
BWARS: Andrena clarkella
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Andrena clarkella
Wildbienen: Sand- bzw. Erdbienen: Andrena clarkella


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