Sand Bee - Grey Mining
Fact File
Taken at Aberlady on 30th August 2015 with Pansonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
 

 
 
Sand Bee - Grey Mining.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:

A.K.A.
Andrena cineraria.
Hymenoptera.
Andrenidae.
Ashy mining bee
Adult Food:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
A wide range of plants which includes flowering
trees and shrubs, weeds and garden species.
Parkland,  grassland, orchards and on the borders of agricultural land.
April - Early June.
Following mating, the male dies and the female starts to build a nest.