Grey-patched Mining Bee Andrena nitida (Müller, 1776
Andrena nitida seems to be an increasing species in Nottinghamshire following a series of records from early 2021. However, this is probably as much down to an increase in interest in the county's Hymenoptera over recent years, as any sudden increase on the bee's part. Nottinghamshire's first record seems to have been from Clumber Park in 2008 (Phillips, A.L.), but there are more recent records from Thoresby Pit Top (Shaw, D.), Gedling Pit Top (Pendleton, T.A.) and Woodthorpe Grange in Nottingham (Lyon, D.). Grateful thanks go to both Duncan Lyon (upper photographs) and David Shaw (lower photographs) for providing their photographs for use here.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena nitida    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). David Shaw. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Duncan Lyon. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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