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Species Account for Mimumesa unicolor

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Mimumesa unicolor  (Vander Linden, 1829)
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

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

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
Mimumesa (Psen) unicolor was only formally added to the British list in 1994 (Else & Felton 1994), although the species was first taken in 1950. It is confined to South Hampshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the East Thames Corridor (Knowles & Roberts 2002), which holds a nationally important metapopulation. The wasp is associated with Phragmites areas, and has been found visiting Carrot Daucus carota and Parsnip Pastinacea sativa. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 26 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 45 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 32 records with habitat detail and method information)

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