Recent opinion considers this species as a synonym of Andrena rosae.
Southern England, with an apparent bias to Devon (particularly Dartmoor) and Dorset. The majority of records are about sixty years old.The most recent is a male collected at Hartland Quay, north Devon, on April 11 1988 by M R Oates.There are three Irish records, all from Carlow:Tinnahinch, May 4 1925, R A Phillips (Stelfox 1927); Kilcarry Bridge, Carlow, April 17 1930, A W Stelfox (Stelfox 1927); Kilcarry, April 22 1930, and Kilcarry Bridge, the next day, both A W Stelfox (both BMNH). Published records not supported by dates should be treated with care owing to possible confusion with this bee’s sibling species, A. rosae.The male typically has tergites 2-4 broadly marked with bright red. However, an entirely black form of the male of A. stragulata was reported from Devon by R C L Perkins (1919). The European distribution of this species is not known (see comments for A. rosae).