Painted Nomad Bee - Nomada fucata
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.
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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
Bivoltine; April to June, July and August.
Widely distributed throughout southern England, and the south Wales coast with fewer records further north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015