Body length 8 - 11mm. The females are dull brown with narrow pale bands on the abdomen. The males can be dark or with extensive red on the abdomen.
Various habitats with light soils to make the nest in. They visit a wide range of flowers.
Status and distribution
Locally common and widespread over much of Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
March to October.