Ashy Mining Bee Andrena cineraria

Ashy Mining Bee male
Ashy Mining Bee male
Ashy Mining Bee
The Ashy Mining Bee is a spring-flying bee. Above is the thinner male with a white tuft of hair on his face and grey and white hairs on thorax and abdomen. The female is fatter, glossier and has two thick bands of white on her thorax.
Ashy Mining Bee
Ashy Mining Bee
Ashy Mining Bee
Also called the Grey Mining Bee, it nests below ground. Males fly mainly in April (March-May); females mainly in May (April-June).