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Species Account for Ancistrocerus scoticus

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Ancistrocerus scoticus  (Curtis, 1826)
a mason wasp
Aculeata: Eumenidae

 
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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This mason wasp is widely scattered in Britain but is commoner in the north and west and especially by the sea. Archer (2000) notes a recent significant decline nationally. It is rare in Essex, with few records and, unusually, has the majority of its known locations in the north of the county. It often builds cells on rocks but also occasionally in cut stems. The wasp usually preys on small caterpillars but also sometimes on chrysomelid larvae. References

Species text last edited on Tue Nov 9th 2010 by user 169

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 13 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 9 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 9 records with habitat detail and method information)

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