Body length 6.5 to 9.5mm. Slightly smaller than its look alike species L calceatum. The females are very hard to separate but the pile on the thorax is slightly duller. The males are slightly easier as they lack the bands of flattened hairs between tergites two and four which give male L calceatum the appearance of yellow bands.
A wide variety of habitats are used, as are a wide variety of flowers.
Status and distribution
Fairly common though locally distributed throughout Britain. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
March to September.