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Dichrorampha simpliciana
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Species Account for Crossocerus capitosus

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Crossocerus capitosus  (Shuckard, 1837)
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

 
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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This is a widespread but uncommon solitary wasp. In Essex it is very rare with only two previous records, both from the Lea Valley. It nests in broken pithy plants stems, particularly of ash, elder and guelder rose and preys on small diptera and psyllids. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 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 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

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