Yellow-legged Mining Bee Andrena flavipes (Panzer, 1799)
A fairly distinctive solitary bee, with both males and females showing distinctive buff-coloured hair bands on the abdomen. There are two generations a year and Andrena flavipes has undergone a northerly expansion of its UK range in recent years. In Spring 2019, we found good numbers nesting on a south-facing bank side of former colliery spoil, on a brownfield site at New Ollerton. The only other Nottinghamshire records we know of, are a 2002 record from Hungerhill Allotments in Nottingham (per Nottinghamshire City Council) and from the former Rufford Colliery in 2020, when found by Tim Sexton who also provided the photographs of the male (lower photographs).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Andrena flavipes 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire City Council. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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