Anthophora acervorum (Fabricius,1775), Anthophora pilipes
With its swift, darting flight and predilection for lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.) flowers, this attractive bee is commonly encountered in private gardens in southern England in the spring and early summer. Sexual dimorphism is strongly pronounced, the male being clothed mainly with bright reddish brown hairs, the female entirely black-haired, except for reddish orange scopal hairs on the hind tibia.
Throughout much of England and Wales, with recent records from Scotland (Edinburgh). It also occurs in the Channel Islands. Widely distributed in Eurasia, from Britain east to China and Japan, and south to North Africa.