Heather Mining Bee Andrena fuscipes (Kirby, 1802) 
Very much a species which is restricted to heathland areas of Sherwood Forest. Nottinghamshire's records of Andrena fuscipes all come from localities within Clumber Park, Budby South Forest and one record from the Sherwood Forest CP. A relatively late-flying Andrena, with records predictably (in view of the common name) coinciding with the flowering of Heather in August and September .
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena fuscipes    
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2021

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