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Species Account for Priocnemis agilis

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Priocnemis agilis  (Shuckard, 1837)
a spider-hunter wasp
Aculeata: Pompilidae

 
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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
no reliable prey records

Species text
It is widely recorded in the southern half of England and is also known from south Wales. It is very local with few recent records, suggesting a general decline, although the wasp has been recorded from a number of sites in Kent since 1981 (Falk 1991b). There are very few records in Essex, although it has been found in numbers at some sites. It is typically encountered in dry, open, grassy situations such as sunny banks and south facing slopes. Nothing seems to be known about its nesting habits, but there is a prey record for a Drassodes species. Adults can be found visiting the flowers of umbellifers such as Carrot. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 9 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 18 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 11 records with habitat detail and method information)

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