Andrena cineraria (Linnaeus, 1758)
This distinctive solitary bee is a fairly common species throughout much of the Sherwood Forest area. Mostly found in colonies on sandy soils Andrena cineraria is sometimes commonly known as the Ashy Mining Bee. It flies early in the Spring and it is the males which have the dense tuft of white hair, giving them a moustached appearance.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena cineraria
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Dave McGeever. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Sean Tobin. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Liam Andrews. David Shaw. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor. Duncan Lyon. Rob Johnson. Josh Hedley. Indy Kiemel Greene. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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