Hedychridium ardens (Latreille in Coquebert, 1801) 
This is another species only recently found in Nottinghamshire, when recorded from the former Rufford Colliery site at Rainworth by Tim Sexton in June 2020 and then at Budby South Forest in July 2022 (Pendleton, T.A.). As with most Chrysid wasps, safe identification can only be achieved by close examination of a specimen. Hedychridium ardens has several host species which it uses, including Cerceris arenaria and Cerceris rybyensis, which are the most likely two species to be used in Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hedychridium ardens  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. 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 January 2024

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