bee Andrena cineraria - Milton Keynes

bee Andrena cineraria - Milton Keynes

Observation - bee Andrena cineraria - Milton Keynes - UK and Ireland. Description: Always a pleasure to encounter this distinctive bee (apologies for the poor mobile phone photo). It appears to be the first record for this species in the Milton Keynes area: http://data.nbn.org.uk/imt/?baselayer=Hybrid&bbox=-4.587671761792128,50.4702346

Always a pleasure to encounter this distinctive bee (apologies for the poor mobile phone photo). It appears to be the first record for this species in the Milton Keynes area:
http://data.nbn.org.uk/imt/?baselayer=Hybrid&bbox=-4.587671761792128,50.47023467312395,2.4435782369483907,52.72844387657279&mode=SPECIES&species=NHMSYS0000875099

It was buzzing low over short grass and bare soil, presumably looking for a burrow in which to nest.