Hairy-footed Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes (Pallas, 1772)
The Hairy-footed Flower Bee is one of the earliest species to appear in Spring and is a difficult species to photograph, due to their very fast, darting flight. The male is shown in the top four photographs, the virtually all black female is shown below.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anthophora plumipes
 
 
 
 
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. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sean Tobin. NBGRC. Nottingham City Council. Liam Andrews. Pauline Bradford. Damian Taylor. Peter Acton. Rob Johnson.

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 February 2019

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