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Species Account for Andrena proxima

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Andrena proxima  (Kirby, 1802)
a mining bee
Aculeata: Andreninae

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National status: RDB3
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
There are scattered records in southern England, but it is an extremely scarce species, which has declined substantially (Falk 1991b). It occurs in a variety of situations including coastal landslips and soft rock cliffs and inland on heathland, along country lanes with hedgebanks and other disturbed sandy situations. There is a close association with umbellifers, from which females collect pollen. In Essex the bee is very rare. It occurred in numbers at Mill Wood Pit (Thurrock), but the site has been destroyed and little habitat remains. The only other Essex records are from Yardley Hill in Epping Forest (Hanson 1992), Davy Down in Thurrock (A. Knowles, 2003) and of singletons from Good Easter, Alphamstone Pits and a number of other sites. References

Species text last edited on Wed May 23rd 2018 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 3 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Andrena proxima

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