The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
Recorded in southern England from west Cornwall to east Kent, north to Gwynedd
and Suffolk. Recent records suggest that this species is in decline. Whereas there are numerous pre-1938 records for Cornwall there are only three recent records: Carn Barrow, Cadgwith (2002), Church Cove, Landewednack (2004), both on the Lizard Peninusla, and Morwenstow, north-east Cornwall. This bee is a cleptoparasite of the carder bee Anthidium manicatum .
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.