Rare Bee Recorded at the University of Worcester

Macro image of a bee on a pink flower

A rare bee, found mainly in rural areas, has been recorded at the University of Worcester during a student workshop.

The bee, Nomada lathburiana, currently listed as a Red Data Book species, was found during a survey at the University's leafy St John’s Campus with Worcestershire Biological Records Centre (WBRC). A Red Data Book species is an organism that can be found on the list of rare and endangered species.

Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Management, Dr Duncan Westbury, said: “The presence of such an important and interesting species is certainly a bonus for those at the University promoting biodiversity, but it is also a testament to the grounds team and their sympathetic management.”