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Species Account for Nomada fulvicornis

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Nomada fulvicornis  Fabricius, 1793
6-banded Nomad Bee
Aculeata: Anthophorinae

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National status: RDB3
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 Andrena carbonaria group

Species text
Nomada fulvicornis is a cuckoo bee that has important populations in Essex along the East Thames Corridor and near Colchester. The species was formerly widely distributed in southern England, but it is today very scarce (Falk, 1991b). It is cleptoparasitic on Nationally Scarce mining bees in the Andrena carbonaria group, here almost certainly Andrena pilipes, a bee that forages for example on yellow crucifers and bramble flowers. References

Species text last edited on Tue Nov 9th 2010 by user 169


Broad Habitat Data (based on 50 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 17 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 16 records with habitat detail and method information)

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