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Species Account for Tiphia femorata

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Tiphia femorata  Fabricius, 1775
a solitary wasp
Aculeata: Tiphiidae

 
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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Species text
Tiphia femorata is locally common in southern Britain, northwards to Yorkshire where it is very rare. In Essex it has only been found in the East Thames Corridor, where it may be frequent in suitable habitat, and on Thames Terrace sands and gravels in the Colchester area. It is a parasitoid on scarabaeid beetle larvae. The female nests in sandy ground, burrowing into the soil to find the larval host (usually well matured) in its cell (Edwards & Telfer 2001). Adults are often found on umbellifer flowers, especially Carrot Daucus carota. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 118 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 6 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 115 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 74 records with habitat detail and method information)

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