Taxonomy

Nomada leucophthalma

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium-large sized solitary species (9-13mm)
  • Abdomen with black, yellow and red stripes
  • Can be confused with N. panzeri, N. ruficornis

Habitat

Associated with woodlands but found in a other habitats where Willow is present (e.g. coastal sites with Salix repens) along with its host Andrena clarkella.

Flight period

March-June

Nesting biology

Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena clarkella, A. apicata

Flowers visited

Feeds mainly on Willow, but also visits Dandelion, Blaeberry

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

North and Central Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023

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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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