Megachile willughbiella (Kirby, 1802)
Megachile willughbiella is one of the commonest of the leaf-cutter bees in Nottinghamshire. This is a fairly large Bee, often found on the flowers of Thistles, Knapweed and Scabious as in the top two photographs. Probably quite widespread, but the present lack of interest within most modern naturalists, means that we know very little of the range of most species recorded in Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megachile willughbiella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. David Shaw. Nick and Samantha Brownley. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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