|Above or under ground, preferably in old mouse
nests, but also in bird nests, barns, and sheds.
A variety of wild flowers, including nettles,Himalayan
balsam,cabbage thistle, knapweed, vetches, red and
white clover and fruit trees.
The thorax of the common carder bee is either yellowish
or reddish-brown in color. The hair of the first four abdominal
segments are gray in color, while the hair of the fifth and sixth
terga are yellowish or reddish-brown.
15 - 18 mm long. Wingspan: 28 - 32 mm.
9 - 15 mm long. Wingspan: 24 - 27 mm.
12 - 14 mm long. Wingspan: 24 - 27 mm.