Colletes daviesanus (Smith, F., 1846)
A distinctive species, Colletes daviesanus is the most likely of the Colletes bees to be found in urban locations, including gardens. The distinctively striped abdomen is no gaurantee of correct identification, even in Nottinghamshire where the number of confusion species is low. We have recorded this delightful bee on numerous occasions and from a variety of habitats, including a Mapperley garden and an industrial estate at New Ollerton.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Colletes daviesanus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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 February 2017

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