Submit a sighting of Colletes hederae (ivy bee)

Reporting your sightings of Colletes hederae

BWARS is continuing its long-term mapping project in which we are plotting and monitoring the spread of Colletes hederae in Britain.

If you have any records of this large, and distinctive late-flying solitary bee, please submit the full details via this online recording platform. There is a facility for uploading photographs to support records if you have them. Please include any information on numbers, sexes, flower visitation, nesting sites and behaviour in the "Comments" section.

                          Photo: Penny Frith

You are about to submit a sighting of an ivy bee, Colletes hederae. First, tell us who identified it and provide photos of the record if you have any. This information will help us confirm the record
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Please provide the spatial reference of the record. You can enter the reference directly in the Grid Ref box, or search for a place to zoom the map then click on the map to set it. The more the map is zoomed in, the more precise the grid square will be.
Please tell us when you saw the record and provide any additional information.