AKA Ashy Mining Bee
Classification Hymenoptera Family: Andrenidae
April until early June; with males emerging first Population numbers coincide with Fruit nectar sources such as Apple Pear or Cherry
Females are black, and have two broad ashy-grey hair bands across the thorax.
Males are similar, but the thorax is entirely clothed with less dense grey hairs, and has a very pronounced tuft of white hairs on the lower face.(image 3) The male has white hairs on all femora; the female has white hairs only on front femora. The female has twelve segments to their antennae and the male has thirteen
Habitat Nest sites such as sandy banks. Eg Rivers etc