Nomada marshamella (lode)

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Length 9 mm a small cuckoo bee and another wasp mimic with just yellow and black stripes and no red markings. The female has two yellow tubercles on the thorax.
Similar Species
Similar to N. goodeniana and N. rufipes. Distinguished by the second yellow band on the thorax being broken by a thin black band.
Habitat
Anywhere around the areas where its host Andrena species are nesting.
When to see it
March through to September.
Life History
Nomada marshamella has two broods and preys on quite a wide variety of Andrena bees including Andrena scotica… Nature spot

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