Eucera longicornis

Range & Status

The extraordinary long antennae of the male of this species readily distinguishes these bees from any other British bee genus. Very local but sometimes numerous in southern England and Wales where it is found in coastal grassland, cliffs and landslips, open rides in deciduous woodland and, occasionally, on heathland. In Cornwall there are at least seven post-1980 sites most of which are in coastal cliffs consisting of periglacial ' head' . This is a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species (2007).