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Cornish Red Data (2009)

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.

Nomada integra - A cuckoo bee

Range & Status

Previously known as N. pleurosticta this species is widely distributed in southern England from west Cornwall to east Kent and north to Yorkshire. It is also recorded from Wales (Caernarvonshire and Glamorganshire). It is an cleptoparasite of the very local mining bee Andrena humilis and seems to have declined in most districts in recent years. Both N. integra and its host favour a variety of sandy and disturbed situations such as heathland and coastal areas. At present it is known from four sites in Cornwall: Dannonchapel, Dozmary Pool, Carnon Valley and at Lizard Point.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.