The species is endemic to Europe, it occurs in north and central Europe. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,165,497 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 1,500 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is a brood parasite of other bees, and the only known host is Andrena praecox (Alfken 1913, Perkins 1919, Stoeckhert 1933).
The host collects pollen only at Salix species. The habitat is along rivers, dykes, abandoned diggings, waste land near water (Westrich 1989, J. Smit pers. obs. 2013).
The species is univoltine (it has one generation per year) and flies from March to May.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nomada ferruginata
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Global and European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
This species is included in the National Red Lists or Red Data Books of the following five European countries / regions: Switzerland (Critically Endangered; Amiet 1994); Czech Republic (Vulnerable; Farkac et al. 2005); Great Britain (Endangered; Shirt 1987); Netherlands (Vulnerable; Peeters and Reemer 2003); Sweden (Data Deficient; Gärdenfors 2010). The Great Britain listing would be revised downwards possibly to Least Concern (LC), as the bee is doing reasonably well at the moment, after a period of extreme rarity (S. Roberts pers. comm. 2013).
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