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
Once widespread in southern England northwards to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire; now known from few localities. N. fulvicomis is an cleptoparasite of three Andrena species; A. bimaculata , A. tibialis and A. pilipes , the first two species of which are extremely rare, if not absent from Cornwall. There have been numerous post-1980 Cornish records however they have not been substantiated by voucher specimens and as such should be treated with a modicum of doubt. The only substantiated modern record is from a hedge bounding Davidstow Woods in 2007.
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.