Gooden’s Nomad Bee

Nomada goodeniana


Body length 9 - 13mm. A wasp-like cuckoo bee with black and yellow abdomen and orange legs and antennae.


A wide variety of habitats are used where there is short vegetation and bare ground.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in the south of Britain. Fewer records further north. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield lagoons.

Best time to see

April to August.