Megachile ligniseca (Kirby,1802) 
A leaf-cutter bee found widely across the southern-half of the UK and with scattered records northwards into Lancashire and Yorkshire. On the distribution map supplied on the NBN Atlas, the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, all seem largely free of records, which may just be down to the lack of interest towards Hymenoptera.

The one illustrated here, was found and photographed by Tim Sexton at the former Rufford Colliery site near Rainworth in July 2022. Megachile ligniseca was mentioned as having been recorded from Attenborough at some time, on a listed provided for this website a number of years ago, but the record cannot be confirmed.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megachile ligniseca 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton.

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 July 2022

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