Epeolus variegatus (Panzer, 1799)
A small bee, Epeolus variegatus is common on areas of heathland and is a cleptoparasite of several species of Colletes, including Colletes daviesanus. The one photographed was found on Budby South Forest at the end of July 2009 and there is another record from the same site in 1985. The UK has one other species of Epeolus, but both are very difficult to identify.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epeolus variegatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sorby Invertebrate Group. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Brian Wetton. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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