Marsham's Nomad Bee - Nomada marshamella
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 to N. goodeniana and N. rufipes. Distinguished by the second yellow band on the thorax being broken by a thin black band.
Anywhere around the areas where its host Andrena species are nesting.
March through to September.
Nomada marshamella has two broods and preys on quite a wide variety of Andrena bees including Andrena scotica.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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