Nomada rufilabris THOMSON 1870
Description and notes
Southern England, with records from South Devon, Dorset (Mortimer 1908; The Natural History Museum London), South Hampshire (Else 1995; M. Edwards, pers. comm.), East Sussex, East Kent (Butterfield 1921), Berkshire, Surrey (D B Baker, pers. comm.), London (Perkins 1917) and Essex (Beaumont 1903; P. Harvey, pers. comm.). A rare species with few recent records. (The record for Yorkshire by J.T. Burn (1975) is based on a misidentification of Nomada flavoguttata.). Widely distributed in Europe. It has also been reported from Japan.
Status (in Britain only)
Listed as Endangered (RDB1) by Shirt (1987) and Falk (1991).
It shares the same habitat as its Andrena host: for example, open woodland and grassland.
Univoltine; early May to June.
This species is cleptoparasitic and so does not collect pollen
Buttercup (Ranunculus sp.), germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) and silverweed (Potentilla anserina).
Year profile last updated
Profile written: 2005