Colletes similis (Schenk, 1853) 
Sometimes referred to as the Bare-saddled Colletes, Colletes similis was found new to Nottinghamshire in 2016, beofre being recorded more recently on the site of the former Rufford Colliery by Tim Sexton in August 2021. Largely a southern species, there are records from further north than Nottinghamshire. Usually found in dry sandy areas, brownfields site etc.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Colletes similis 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - NBN Atlas. Tim Sexton.

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Updated August 2021

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