Habitat and Ecology
The species is a brood parasite of other bees, Andrena combinata is probable a host (Stoeckhert 1941, Stoeckhert 1954, Kocourek 1966, Standfuss and Schwarz 2007). The species is univoltine (it has one generation per year) flying from the end of May to the beginning of July.
The habitat of the host is dry open grasslands, mostly on south exposed slopes (Westrich 1989).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nomada piccioliana
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
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)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large overall population. However the species is declining in some countries, and is threatened by changes in agricultural practice, particularly through intensification in management of grassland as it may reduce the area of suitable habitat and floral resource availability for the host.
Changes in agricultural practice, particularly through intensification in management of grassland may reduce the area of suitable habitat and floral resource availability for the host.The host is also in decline or extinct in a number of countries.
This species is included in the National Red Lists or Red Data Books of the following three European countries: Czech Republic (Regionally Extinct; Farkac et al. 2005), Germany (Vulnerable; Westrich et al. 2011) and Netherlands (Regionally Extinct; Peeters and Reemer 2003).
It is not known if it occurs in protected areas.
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