European Orchard Bee Osmia cornuta (Latreille, 1805) 
This is another new species to Nottinghamshire and the UK, when it was first recorded as recently as 2017. It took just three years before the first Nottinghamshire record at Edwalton in 2020 and there have been follow-up records since, including a number of records from a Bestwood garden in 2022 and again with greater frequency in 2023 (Parkin, S.), as well as two records from an Aspley garden in 2023 and an earlier (unconfirmed) record from 2020 (McKeag, H.). There were also records from a Wollaton garden in 2022. Grateful thanks go to Sandra Parkin, who very kindly supplied her photographs for use here.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Osmia cornuta 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sandra Parkin. Hannah McKeag.

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Updated June 2023

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