Megachile centuncularis (Linnaeus,1758)
A leaf-cutter bee, generally common across much of the UK and found in a variety of habitats including urban gardens. Nests are typically found in holes and crevices within dead wood. In Nottinghamshire, the current lack of interest in Hymenoptera (Bees Wasps and Ants etc, means that there are frequently few recent records. The one below, was found and photographed by Pauline Bradford, in her Langford garden in July 2017. Our thanks go to Pauline for allowing us to use here photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megachile centuncularis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Barry Lygo. Pauline Bradford. Duncan Lyon. Brian Wetton.

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 2022

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