A small number of mining bees have red parts on thorax or abdomen, like this Andrena labiata. In both Holland and Germany it is called the Speedwell Mining Bee, because of its favored foodplant. But in spite of the name it also frequents other flowers regularly, like the pictures on this page do proof. Reaching some 10 mm it could be considered to be a typical mining bee. The body is nearly hairless, but not the legs: these are extremely hairy! The animal appears all over Europe, but is not very common and in many places simply a rare animal. In many countries Andrena labiata enjoys special protection and is on the endangered species list, such as in England and Germany. A similar more common species showing red on the abdomen is Andrena ventralis. The red parts in this species are situated on the underside of the abdomen mainly.