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Species Account for Andrena pilipes sens. str.

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Andrena pilipes sens. str.  Fabricius, 1781
a mining bee
Aculeata: Andreninae

Andrena pilipes sens. str. Copyright: Peter Harvey

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

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Andrena pilipes sens. str.
Andrena pilipes sens. str.

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
Andrena pilipes is a scarce mining bee in the carbonaria group, host to the Nationally Rare (RDB3) cuckoo bee Nomada fulvicornis. It is mainly coastal in distribution, and is widespread in south Essex along the East Thames Corridor. It occurs in sandy areas of heathland, waste ground and sandpits, coastal grassland and landslips. The bee requires patches of bare, sandy soil or short turf in warm, sunny situations for nesting. The first brood is reported to collect pollen from Salix, Prunus and Brassica, whilst the second brood favours Rubus and thistles (Falk 1991). References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 53 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 22 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 18 records with habitat detail and method information)

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