Andrena melanocephala KIRBY, 1802
A large and distinctive species with bright foxy-red hairs on the thorax and a polished black abdomen.
This species is locally common in coastal localities in southern Britain, but is also known from a number of inland sites, often on heathy soils, where it rarely attains the abundance of some of its coastal locations. Males patrol nesting areas, flying extremely quickly along the edge of cliffs, just below the top edge. It is widespread, but rarely common, in Europe. It is also found throughout the steppe regions of Asia.