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Species Account for Gymnomerus laevipes

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Gymnomerus laevipes  (Shuckard, 1837)
a mason wasp
Aculeata: Eumenidae

 
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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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Species text
This wasp is widespread across southern England, but the relative lack of records since 1970 suggests it has undergone a decline and that its status may need revision (Edwards & Telfer, 2001). The species is very rare in Essex, with only three other records from two nearby sites, now destroyed. The wasp is aerial nesting, the nest being made in hollowed out, dead, bramble stems. It provisions the nest with weevil larvae (Hypera). It seems to like woodland edges. References

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

Habitats

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 7 records with habitat detail and method information)

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