Nomada bucephalae Perkins, 1917
Southern England and Wales. Very local, but occasionally abundant in the vicinity of the nests of its mining bee host. The mainland European distribution of this bee probably mirrors that of its host species.
Status (in Britain only)
Listed as Rare (RDB3) in Shirt (1987) and by Falk (1991).
Univoltine; late April to mid June.
This species does not collect pollen.
Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata), cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) and dandelion (Taraxacum sp.).
Year profile last updated
Updated: 22 December 2011