Taxonomy

Nomada goodeniana | Gooden's Nomad Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

ENDANGERED (recent efforts show it to be under-recorded, likely to be downgraded in next assessment)

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium-large sized solitary species (9-13mm)
  • Yellow spots on the thorax where the wings attach
  • Abdomen with black and yellow stripes - the second yellow band is entire (not broken in the centre)
  • Orange-brown legs
  • Males are slightly smaller 
  • Can be confused with N. marshamella (in this species the second yellow band on the abdomen in broken)

Habitat

Found in a range of habitat types

Flight period

April-June

Nesting biology

Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena nigroaenea, A. cineraria

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Salix, Taraxacum, Brassica, Vaccinium

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.

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