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Species Account for Hedychridium coriaceum

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Hedychridium coriaceum  (Dahlbom, 1854)
a cuckoo wasp
Aculeata: Chrysididae

 
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National status: RDB3
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
parasite on Lindenius albilabris

Species text
Hedychridium coriaceum is a ruby-tailed wasp recorded from open, sandy localities, especially heathland. This wasp is a parasitoid of larvae of the sphecid wasp Lindenius albilabris, a common species which nests in sunny areas of bare sand, but the Hedychridium has always been very much rarer than its host, with a handful of scattered sites in south and south-east England (Falk 1991b). In Essex it is restricted to a very few old commons and heathland sites. Adults are usually found near the nest burrows of the host but also visiting yellow composites and other flowers such as Yarrow Achillea milleifolium. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 13 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 7 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2 records with habitat detail and method information)

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