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Species Account for Sphecodes crassus

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Sphecodes crassus  Thomson, 1870
a cuckoo bee
Aculeata: Halictinae

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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 Lasioglossum spp.

Species text
Sphecodes crassus is a small black and red cuckoo bee, cleptoparasitic on Lasioglossum spp. especially L. nitiduisculum and L. parvulum. Females are very difficult to distinguish from the related S. geoffrellus (fasciatus), therefore its status and distribution is unclear. However it does currently seem to be widespread in the East Thames Corridor. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 105 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 83 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 85 records with habitat detail and method information)

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