Sphecodes puncticeps (Thomson, 1870) 
Hymenoptera continue to be much under-recorded in Nottinghamshire and the distribution of the less well-known (or more obvious) species tends to come from specialist surveys. Within the Order, Sphecodes are difficult to identify and a specimen is really a must for accurate identification. Fortunately Tim Sexton has taken on the challenge of Hymenoptera while surveying a former colliery site at Rainworth, from where this Sphecodes puncticeps was taken in September 2020. The only other recent county record was from Sherwood Forest CP in 1985 (Archer, M.). Thanks go to Tim, for supplying the photograph below.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sphecodes puncticeps   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tim Sexton.

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Updated January 2022

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