Nomada lathburiana

    Description

    Length 7-9mm. Mainly with black and yellow bands except for tergite one which is extensively red. The male has a yellow face whereas the female has a red lower face. The male antennal segments have tiny protuberances on the hind face.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Around the nesting sites of its host Andrena cineraria.

    When to see it

    Seen from April to June.

    UK Status

    Nomada lathburiana was a Red Data Book species but seems to be fairly frequent, and increasing in numbers along with its host Andrena cineraria, suggesting that its status may be secure.

    VC55 Status

    Now fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map