Chocolate Mining Bee Andrena scotica (Perkins, R.C.L., 1916)
A large solitary species, around the same size as a Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) and for which there seem to be few modern Nottinghamshire records. The only recent records we know of, are from Sherwood Forest CP in 1985 (Archer, M.) and most recently from Dyscarr Wood in April 2017 (Bradford, P.) and Mapperley in Nottingham. Our thanks go to Pauline Bradford, for very kindly supplying us with both upper images and lower right.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena scotica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Duncan Lyon. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Pauline Bradford. Barry Lygo. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Brian Wetton. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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