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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
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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 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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 104 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 81 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 83 records with habitat detail and method information)

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