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Species Account for Lasioglossum xanthopus

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Lasioglossum xanthopus  (Kirby, 1802)
a mining bee
Aculeata: Halictinae

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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
A large attractive halictine mining bee Lasioglossum xanthopus is widely recorded in southern England as far north as Leicestershire, but it has suffered a severe decline in many areas, especially inland (Falk 1991b), almost certainly due to the loss of flower rich grasslands and landscape fragmentation. In Essex it is extremely scarce, with few modern records. The bee nests in warm situations in bare soil and possibly close-cropped turf. A variety of flowers are utilised but it is not known which are important as pollen sources, and which are visited for nectar. A strong population occurs at Anchor Field. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

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

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