Thank you for your reply it is very much appreciated. The reason I wanted to report this siting is because i have no idea whether this particular type of bee is common in Leicester. It was in my garden which is 2 miles from the city centre. I thought maybe the location observastion was as important as the the exact species. i.e.. Bohemicus or Vestalis and the fact they are most likely to be one of these two species. Is the location important?
This has led me to think that maybe your site should include a location report of some kind as maybe some species can be very common in some areas and could be rare or less frequent in other localities.