Elampus panzeri (Fabricius, 1804)
This small and attractive species was found in good numbers by sweeping scraped areas of dry heath on Sherwood Heath SSSI in early July 2012. As a defence mechanism, they curl up in the manner shown in the bottom right photograph, remaining like this for several minutes. Not common and widespread in the UK, Elampus panzeri is a species of dry heathland, but may be commoner than the NBN Gateway map suggests, due to the general lack of interest in Hymenoptera.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Elampus panzeri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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 January 2022

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