Coelioxys elongata (Lepeletier, 1841)
One of several Coelioxys species found in the UK, Coelioxys elongata has the most widespread distribution. They are commonly known as Sharp-tailed Bees, and are clepto-parasites of some Megachile and Anthophora Bees.Their name of Sharp-tailed Bee is derived from the female, which has an obviously pointed abdomen, using it to cut a slit in the the host Bee’s cell, before inserting her own egg. We have recent records of Coelioxys elongata from our Market Warsop garden in both 2015 and 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coelioxys elongata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 November 2018

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