Sphecodes gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Apparently uncommon in Nottinghamshire on the basis of the records we have, but Hymenoptera is still little studied in the county. Sphecodes gibbus is sometimes called the Dark-winged Blood Bee, but all Sphecodes are diificult (if not impossible) to accurately determine by photographs alone. There are recent records from Attenborough NR, Oak Tree Heath and Oakfield Lane, Market Warsop.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sphecodes gibbus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. 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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