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Species Account for Gorytes quadrifasciatus

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Gorytes quadrifasciatus  (Fabricius, 1804)
4-banded Digger Wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

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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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The wasp Gorytes quadrifasciatus is widespread in England, but local. It preys on planthoppers Philaenus and nests in soil, sometimes quite heavy (Richards, 1980). It is rare in Essex with most records adjacent to the Thames. It is also known from Walton Naze (2005) and Holland Haven (2014) in the north-east of the county. References

Species text last edited on Sun Mar 15th 2015 by user 169


Broad Habitat Data (based on 11 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 11 records with habitat detail and method information)

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