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Species Account for Nomada rufipes

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Nomada rufipes  Fabricius, 1793
Golden-rod Nomad Bee
Aculeata: Anthophorinae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Nomada rufipes
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
cleptoparasite on Andrena fuscipes, denticulata

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Nomada rufipes is commonly found on heathland where it is a cleptoparasite of the mining bee Andrena fuscipes, a heather specialist. Andrena fuscipes is very rare in Essex, restricted to several surviving heathland remnants, and Nomada rufipes is only recorded at the largest at Tiptree Heath. Its other host is Andrena denticulata, a much declined bee that collects pollen from Asteraceae and one with very few records in Essex. This is presumed to be its host at most Essex sites. References

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


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