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Species Account for Smicromyrme rufipes

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Smicromyrme rufipes  (Fabricius, 1787)
a velvet ant
Aculeata: Mutillidae

 
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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 aculeates

Species text
This velvet ant is recorded widely in southern England, but is generally scarce (Falk, 1991). In Essex the species is recorded around Colchester and the East Thames Corridor, mostly from sites threatened by development. It is a cleptoparasite of a variety of ground nesting bees and wasps, in bare and sparsely vegetated, sandy situations in warm, sunny locations. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 40 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 24 records with structural habitat information)

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

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