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Species Account for Nomada flavopicta

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Nomada flavopicta  (Kirby, 1802)
a solitary bee
Aculeata: Anthophorinae

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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
cleptoparasite on Melitta spp.

Species text
This bee is a cleptoparasite of mining bees in the genus Melitta. It is very local and probably declined in most areas, except in Kent where most records are recent. The bee and its hosts favour a wide variety of flower rich situations on light soils, including heathland, chalk downland, sandpits, coastal landslips, soft rock cliffs, fixed dune and waste ground (Falk, 1991). In Essex there are only records from locations in the East Thames Corridor. References

Species text last edited on Tue Jul 14th 2009 by user 169


Broad Habitat Data (based on 45 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 36 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 35 records with habitat detail and method information)

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