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Species Account for Anoplius nigerrimus

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Anoplius nigerrimus  (Scopoli, 1763)
a spider-hunter wasp
Aculeata: Pompilidae

 
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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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Essex Red Data List comment
prey Lycosidae, Gnaphosidae and Pisauridae. Recent years have seen the wasp recorded at a number of new sites.

Species text
The spider-hunting wasp Anoplius nigerrimus is said to be widespread and fairly common, but in Essex it was only first recorded in the Lee Valley in 2003 and has subsequently been found a number of other sites, mostly near the Thames in S. Essex. Although the wasp may have been overlooked previously, it is more likely that it has been been becoming more frequent in the county. It is found in a fairly wide range of habitats and nesting in a variety of situations including under stones, in dry plant stems, in deserted burrows of other aculeates and in snail shells. Reported prey include Lycosidae, Gnaphosidae and Pisauridae. References

Species text last edited on Thu Mar 28th 2013 by user 3

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 28 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 26 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 46 records with habitat detail and method information)

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