Ancistrocerus parietum (Linaeus, 1758)
Possibly an under-recorded species within Nottinghamshire, with traceable records coming from Attenborough NR and most recently from Market Warsop in 2018. There are difficulties in identifying most species of this Genus, especially from photographs. The one below was recorded clearing out an old Osmia bicornis nest and went on to construct and fill one cell with Tortrix Moth larvae, then part-stock a second cell before disappearing.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ancistrocerus parietum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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 July 2018

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