Hedychrum aureicolle ssp. niemelai LINSENMAIER 1959
Previously known as Hedychrum nobile, a misidentification, and H. aureicolle Mocsary. Identification keys and general biology are given in Morgan (1984), Falk (1991) and Kunz (1994).
A very similar species - Hedychrum nobile - was recently discovered in Britain. The separation of H. niemelai and H. nobile is described in this paper
Recorded from Cornwall to Kent and north to Oxfordshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Also found in Jersey.
The first map shows records for Hedychrum niemelai agg. The name Hedychrum niemelai has been applied to both H. neimelai and H. nobile in the
past. Older records (pre 2015) based on non-rexamined vouchers are mapped here. The second map shows only records for Hedychrum niemelai iso. Paukkunen et al: 2017
Overseas found in Europe (including Norway, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, France including Corsica, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Italy including Sicily, Poland, Austria, Hungary,and the former Yugoslavia), Asia (Turkey across to Siberia and Manchuria) and north Africa (Morocco).