Melitta leporina (XXXX, 1111) 
With so little recording devoted to Nottinghamshire's hymenopterous fauna, it is often very difficult to accurately determine the status of most bees and wasps in the county. There are often few records for VC56 on websites such as the NBN Atlas and iRECORD, so the occurrence of this Melitta leporina in a Bestwood garden may well be a county first. Found and photographed by Sandra Parkin in June 2023, this record is just one of many hymenoptera records now reaching the aforementioned websites and is testament to Sandra's patient recording work of this neglected invertebrate order.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melitta leporina    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sandra Parkin.

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Updated June 2023

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