Taxonomy

Nomada sheppardana | Dark Nomad Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Regionally extinct

Species Biology

Identification

  • Very small species (4-6mm)
  • Abdomen with black and red stripes
  • Could be confused with Sphecodes species
  • Has not been recorded in Ireland since 1902

Habitat

Regionally extinct, not recorded in Ireland since 1902

Flight period

July

Nesting biology

Cleptoparasite. Breeds in nests of Lasioglossum nitidusculum

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Stellaria, Bellis, Veronica

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

South and Central-Europe, including Britain and Ireland

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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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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