Nomada lathburiana (Kirby,1802)
Most Nomadas are considerably wasp-like, having black/yellow or brown/yellow banding on a hairless abdomen. They are harmless to humans and do not sting. Identification of individual species is usually very difficult. Nomada lathburiana is a cleptoparasite of the common solitary bee Andrena cineraria. It is currently classed as RDB3, but a downgrade in classification is believed to have been recommended. We recorded several of these within huge numbers of the host bee at Newstead Abbey in May 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nomada lathburiana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Dave McGeever. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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Updated January 2022

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