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Species Account for Dasypoda hirtipes

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Dasypoda hirtipes  (Fabricius, 1793)
Hairy Legged Mining Bee
Aculeata: Melittinae

Dasypoda hirtipes

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



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
forages on yellow composites

Species text
This mining bee occurs in southern Britain, and whilst still reasonably widespread and locally common on southern coastal dunes, it has declined significantly inland (Falk, 1991a). In Essex most records are from near the Thames. The bee is remarkable for the female's very large pollen brushes on the hind tibia. The species will form nesting aggregations in bare or sparsely vegetated sandy or other friable soils and females collect pollen exclusively from composites (Asteraceae) especially yellow flowered species such as ox-tongues Picris spp. and ragworts Senecio spp. References

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

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 119 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 65 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 56 records with habitat detail and method information)

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