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 supplying us with the image produced below right.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena scotica
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Pauline Bradford.

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 April 2017

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