Ectemnius cephalotes (Olivier, 1792)
Ectemnius cephalotes is another of the UK's ten Ectemnius species. All are extremely difficult to seperate, but E. cephalotes is large and similar in size to E. cavifrons. They nest in wood, excavating tunnels with several cells which are then stocked with food (various Flies) for the developing brood. This female was photographed near the entrance to its nest burrow, in a log pile at Ollerton Cemetary in September 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ectemnius cephalotes
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). Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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