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Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

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Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
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Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Hoplitis claviventris

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Hoplitis claviventris  (Thomson, 1872)
a solitary bee
Aculeata: Megachilinae

Hoplitis claviventris

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable

Additional Phenology Data


Hoplitis claviventris
Hoplitis claviventris

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
recent work shows should be Nb

Species text
This bee is widely distributed but uncommon throughout much of southern England and in south Wales (Edwards, 1998), which lists it as Nationally Notable (Nb). In Essex it is rare, with few records nearly all near the Thames. It has been recorded collecting pollen from Lotus, but it probably uses other flowers as well. The bee nests in dead stems, including bramble, rose and ragwort. References

Species text last edited on Thu Jul 17th 2008 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 30 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 20 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 20 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Hoplitis claviventris

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Hoplitis claviventris

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