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Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Andrena humilis

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Andrena humilis  Imhoff, 1832
a mining bee
Aculeata: Andreninae

 
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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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The species is recorded widely in southern England, but always restricted in most parts of its range. It has declined, particularly obviously inland, and relatively few modern colonies are known. It occurs in a variety of sandy and disturbed situations, especially landslips and cliff tops, as well as sandy heathland and grassland, coastal dunes and chalk heath. There is a close association with yellow composites (Asteraceae) and features such as hard, well-trodden paths and sandy banks (Falk, 1991). The only modern records in Essex are for a handful of sites in Thurrock, one now destroyed by development, one from an old sand pit near Colchester and Hilly Fields LNR, also in Colchester. It is host to the Nationally Scarce (Notable) cuckoo bee Nomada pleurosticta, an Essex Endangered species that may now be extinct in the county. References

Species text last edited on Tue Sep 30th 2008 by user 169

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 22 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 8 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Andrena humilis

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