Taxonomy

Nomada rufipes

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Medium sized solitary species (8-10mm)
  • Yellow spots on the thorax where the wings attach
  • Abdomen with black and yellow stripes. The first and second yellow stripes are broken by a distinctive wide gap
  • Legs mainly orange/yellow and antennae dark
  • Often has a yellow collar just below head

Habitat

Known from a range of habitats but strongly associated with heathland

Flight period

July-September

Nesting biology

Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Andrena fuscipes, A. denticulata

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Calluna, Jasione, Origanum, Centaurea, Cirsium, Solidago, Thymus, Potentilla

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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