Apis rufiventris KIRBY 1802; Apis alternata KIRBY 1802; Nomada consobrina DUFOUR 1841
A Nomada species with a tricoloured gaster and reddish hair on the thorax (more evident in the female) in Britain and Ireland is likely to be this species. Identification keys and general biology are given in Perkins (1919), Gauld and Bolton (1988), Michener (2000) and Else (in prep.).
East Cornwall to east Kent, north to Durham (Shotley Bridge). There are old records from Guernsey. Not recorded in Scotland and Ireland although its host is present in these countries. Seems to be decreasing in central and southern England and mainly concentrated in northern and western England. Overseas the range extends from southern Fennoscandia southwards in Europe and east to Siberia.