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Species Account for Stelis punctulatissima

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Stelis punctulatissima  (Kirby, 1802)
a cuckoo bee
Aculeata: Megachilinae

 
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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 Anthidium & Osmia

Species text
This bee occurs in southern England, but is very local and probably declined (Falk, 1991b). It is a cleptoparasite of the Wool Carder Bee Anthidium manicatum and possibly also Osmia leaiana. These bees nest in pre-existing cavities such as in masonry and beetle burrows in dead wood. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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

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