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Species Account for Hylaeus cornutus

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Hylaeus cornutus  Curtis, 1831
a solitary bee
Aculeata: Colletinae

Hylaeus cornutus

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

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Hylaeus cornutus
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
Records of this bee are largely confined to the south-central and south-eastern counties of England, with about 30 known post-1970 sites known to Falk (1991a), over half in Kent. In Essex the bee is mostly found near the Thames in post-industrial habitats and disused mineral extraction sites where Carrot Daucus carota or other white umbellifers occur in quantity. There is a close association with these flowers, especially Carrot, from which the bee collects pollen to provision its cells. Nesting is reported in herbaceous stems and the dead stems of bramble. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 129 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 90 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 103 records with habitat detail and method information)

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