Andrena cingulata Fabricius, 1775.
A small mining bee with a largely red gaster in both sexes, very reminiscent of certain bees of the genus Sphecodes (Halictidae). The male has a yellow clypeus and lower paraocular areas.
Throughout suthern England to north Yorkshire and Wales. Very local and mainly confined to sandy soils both on the coast and inland. There are no records from Ireland, but the species does occur in the Channel Islands. This species declined greatly in the period 1950-1990 but has since become much more frequent. On mainland Europe the range of this species extends from southern Fennoscandia to Spain, northern Italy and Bulgaria. There are also published reports from Turkey, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Iran, northern Manchuria and Morocco.