Ectemnius continuus (Fabricius, 1804)
Ectemnius continuus is one of ten UK Ectemnius species, all of which are difficult to seperate. They nest in wood, excavating tunnels with several cells which are then stocked with food (various Flies) for the developing brood. The one photographed refused to leave it's hole in a section of felled timber at Sherwood Forest CP, on what was a rather dull and wet June morning in 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ectemnius continuus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews.

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 2020

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