Halictus interruptus LEPELETIER 1841 (nec. PANZER 1798)
There are only a few ancient records of this bee from Britain, all from southern England. These are based on single specimens from Kent (Dover and Upper Halling) and East Sussex (Hastings), with unconfirmed, published records, from the Isle of Wight (Sandown (Unwin 1857)), Hampshire (Blackwater) and Surrey (Weybridge) (Smith 1876). However, R.C.L. Perkins encountered two thriving nesting aggregations at Chudleigh, South Devon (Perkins 1919b), which persisted from 1919 to 1930. The continental range extends from Finland to Iberia, east to Transcaspia. In the southern part of the range it is apparently confined to higher situations (Ebmer 1988). It is a common species in much of western Europe.