Nomada marshamella | Marsham's Nomad Bee



Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology


  • 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)


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

Flight period


Nesting biology

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

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Salix, Potentilla, Tussilago, Bellis, Taraxacum


World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2024

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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).

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