Megilla labiata auct., nec FABRICIUS 1804; Andrena lagopus LATREILLE 1809
Of the three species of Macropis which occur in western Europe, only one, M. europaea, is found in Britain. This species is unique in this country for having females which provision their nests with fatty floral oils, in addition to pollen.
Southern England, from Devon to Kent, northwards to Somerset and Norfolk. Very local but often common where it does occur. This species ranges from southern Fennoscandia south to central Spain, and eastwards to Kazakhstan; there is a single record from North Africa (Algeria) (Vogel 1986).