Megachile versicolor (Smith, F.,1844)
A small leaf-cutter bee, which is common across much of the UK. Females are quite distinctive when seen well, having red hairs on the underside of four abdominal segments, but black at the tip. The males are indistinguishable. Megachile versicolor will best in holes created in artificial bee houses, where several cells are made.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megachile versicolor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire City Council. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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