Cuckoo Bee (Nomadinae) (Nomada flava)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Nomada
Species: flava

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On Jul 9, 2008, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a cleptoparasitic Cuckoo bee, laying it's eggs in other Mining Bee nests.

Seen mostly from April to June.

There are other very similar species, the pattern on the thorax varies in some, also the pattern on the abdomen.