Nomada mistura SMITH 1851
Description and notes
A small Nomada immediately distinguished from all other British species by the raised, flat area between the antennal insertions (in other species this area is in the form of a longitudinal carina).
Widely distributed throughout Britain and Ireland, though generally scarce and very local. There are no records of the species from the Channel Islands. A northern and central European species, ranging from southern Finland to France, Germany and the former Yugoslavia.
Status (in Britain only)
This species is not regarded as threatened.
Open woodland and grassland, the habitat of its host Andrena.
Univoltine; end of June to late August, occasionally September.
Bramble (Rubus fruticosus agg.), creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense), golden-rod (Solidago virgaurea), nipplewort (Lapsana communis), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), sheep’s-bit (Jasione montana), smooth hawk’sbeard (Crepis capillaris) and wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris).
Year profile last updated
Updated: 22 December 2011