Andrena armata (Gmelin, 1790), A. fulva (Schrank, 1781), A. tetrica (Harris, 1776), A. vestita (Fabricius, 1793), A. vulpina (Christ, 1791).
The female of this mining bee is one of the few Andrena species which can be instantly recognised in the field as it is clothed dorsally with long, dense, bright reddish hairs. For this reason it is frequently observed by householders when it excavates its nesting burrows in garden lawns. The male, however, is more sombre, being clad in sparser reddish-brown hairs, thereby resembling the males of many other species in the genus.
Throughout much of lowland England and Wales, and recently recorded in Scotland for the first time. In Ireland, known only from two sites in Kilkenny (Stelfox, 1927). It is also found in the Channel Islands (Richards, 1979). Widely distributed throughout much of Europe, eastwards to Bulgaria and Romania.