Species Account for Nomada sheppardana
Nomada sheppardana (Kirby, 1802)
Dark Nomad Bee
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data
Essex Red Data List comment
cleptoparasite on small Lasioglossum spp.
This is a small cleptoparasitic bee on Lasioglossum species, especially L. parvulum. In Essex there are a handful of singleton records, all in the south of the county near the Thames. References