Taxonomy

Nomada obtusifrons

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

ENDANGERED

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small-medium sized solitary species (6-9mm)
  • Abdomen mainly red and black but can have small areas of yellow.
  • Females and males have a flat-topped ridge between the antennae
  • Males are generally smaller than females

Habitat

Not common, most known records are from wooded sites.

Flight period

June-August

Nesting biology

Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena coitana, A. tarsata

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Calluna, Thymus, Jasione, Potentilla, Geranium, Cirsium, Hieracium, Solidago

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

North, Central, and Eastern Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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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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