Painted Nomad Bee - Nomada fucata

Description

A medium-sized Nomada with an overall pattern of yellow and dark brown stripes on the abdomen. The first tergite is a clear reddish brown. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

Habitat

Found in a wide variety of habitats including heathland and heathland edge, roadside verges, post-industrial sites, calcareous grassland, banks and lawns in towns and villages, soft rock cliffs and undercliffs. Almost anywhere where its host, Andrena flavipes, is present

When to see it

Bivoltine; April to June, July and August.

UK Status

Widely distributed throughout southern England, and the south Wales coast with fewer records further north.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Further Information

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map