Grey-gastered Mining Bee Andrena tibialis (Kirby, 1802) 
The general high degree of difficulty in the identification of bees from photographs, perhaps helps make a lack of interest in the order amongst most of Nottinghamshire's naturalists, but there are ample potential rewards for recording hymenoptera, so credit to anyone wishing to take up the challenge.

The Andrena tibialis photographed by Sandra Parkin in a Bestwood garden in April 2023 below, is certainly a rare Andrena in Nottinghamshire and the only other record(s) are unusual and confusing to say the least. Three are listed as 'unconfirmed' on the NBN Atlas and the Invertebrate Site Register, yet confusingly, they could all relate to the same record, just dated as three different years.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena tibialis     
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - NBN Atlas. Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Sandra Parkin. 

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 2023

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