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Species Account for Mutilla europaea

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Mutilla europaea  Linnaeus, 1758
Large Velvet Ant
Aculeata: Mutillidae

Mutilla europaea

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



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
parasite in nests of bumblebees

Species text
Mutilla europaea is a Nationally Scarce (Notable B) parasitoid of bumblebees and most Essex records are from rough grassland or unmanaged areas where bumblebees are able to nest in good numbers. Falk (1991b) states that open habitats are favoured, especially heathland and disturbed sandy situations, but there are a wide variety of recorded habitats. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 15 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 8 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Mutilla europaea

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Mutilla europaea

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