Common Mini-miner

Andrena minutula


Body length 5 to 7mm. Tiny, black mining bee. The males face covered in black hairs in the first brood, whitish in the second.


A wide range of habitats are used, with dry soils for burrowing.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout southern Britain. Less common further north. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to September.