Chocolate Mining Bee – Andrena Scotica

Andrena scotica Perkins, R.C.L., 1916

FW length 7.5-10.5 mm.

The female is larger than the male, and have a brown-haired abdomen and a redder-brown thorax.

It is seen mid-March to July, and found in various flower-rich habitats, including gardens. One of our commonest mining bees found throughout Britain.