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Species Account for Anoplius caviventris

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Anoplius caviventris  (Aurivillius, 1907)
a spider-hunter wasp
Aculeata: Pompilidae

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

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
First recorded in county at Canvey Wick in 2012

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This is an scarce spider-hunting wasp recorded infrequently in southern England. Part 1 of the Provisional Atlas of the aculeate Hymenoptera of Britain and Ireland (Edwards, 1997) shows only 8 post 1969 10km square records. The wasp is found in bushy places, particularly riversides and reed marsh. It stores Clubionid and possibly other spiders in serial cells in hollow stems (eg. of Phragmites). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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