Taxonomy

Nomada marshamella | Marsham's Nomad Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

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 broken in the centre
  • Orange-brown legs
  • Males are slightly smaller
  • Can be confused with N. goodeniana (in this species the second yellow band on the abdomen is entire)

Habitat

Common, known from a range of habitats including parks and gardens

Flight period

 April-September

Nesting biology

Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena carantonica (scotica), A. trimmerana, A. nigroaenea

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Salix, Potentilla, Tussilago, Bellis, Taraxacum

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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