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Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Omalus aeneus

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Omalus aeneus  (Fabricius, 1787)
a cuckoo wasp
Aculeata: Chrysididae

 
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened
Saproxylic species



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
parasite on stem & wood-nesting sphecids

Species text
This metallic violet and green ruby tail wasp is an uncommon southern species. It is recorded as a parasitoid of the larvae of stem- and wood-nesting Sphecid wasps of the subfamily Pemphredinoninae. There are records for only three widely scattered localities in Essex. References

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Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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