Melecta albifrons (Forster, 1771)
A distinctive and relatively easy to identify dark species, made easy by the white patches on the abdomen. We have only found Melecta albifrons on one previous occasion (at Lound Wood near Eakring) but it does occur in gardens, though is generally quite uncommon. This Bee is found in areas where its two host species (Anthophora) occur.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melecta albifrons
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Richard Rogers.

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 October 2017

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