Nomada marshamella (Kirby,1802)
The identification of all our Nomada sp can be very difficult, and often largely impossible from photographs. They are distintive and easily mistaken for wasps, but are harmless and of no threat. Nomada marshamella is a cleptoparasite of Andrena scotica and found in a wide range of habitats. Despite being widely distributed across the UK, its Nottinghamshire distribution suggests a preference for light, sandy soils. Photographed at Edwinstowe in May 2018.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nomada marshamella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. David Shaw. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Tim Sexton. Richard Rogers. Derek Whiteley. Sorby Natural History Society. Duncan Lyon. Barry Lygo. 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 January 2024

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