Black-banded Spider Wasp Anoplius viaticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Generally a common Spider Hunting Wasp of heathland areas in Nottinghamshire, but very fast, hardly ever still and a very difficult subject to photograph. This Anoplius viaticus was found warming up on a sunny May morning at a bare, sandy site Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe, but we have recorded it at sites such as Walesby Wood and Budby South Forest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anoplius viaticus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Indy Kiemel Greene. David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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