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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
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Sphecodes miniatus

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Sphecodes miniatus  von Hagens, 1882
a cuckoo bee
Aculeata: Halictinae

 
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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
cleptoparasite on some Lasioglossum spp.

Species text
The bee is a cleptoparasite of Lasioglossum mining bees, reported to be associated with L. nitidiusculum, a very rare bee in Essex. Confirmed records are confined to the southern half of England, with a strong easterly bias. It has strong preference for dry, sandy habitats such as heathland and disturbed ground. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

no structural habitat data available

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

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Sphecodes miniatus

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