Nomada flava (Panzer, 1798)
Sometimes known more commonly as Cuckoo Bees, Nomada flava is one of many similar species which are parasitic on solitary Bees. They appear wasp-like and generally have black/yellow or brown/yellow banding on a hairless abdomen. However, all Nomadas are completely harmless to humans and do not sting. Identification to individual species can often be very difficult.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nomada flava
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Liam Andrews. Duncan Lyon. Sandra Parkin. 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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