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Species Account for Tiphia minuta

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Tiphia minuta  Vander Linden, 1827
The Small Tiphia
Aculeata: Tiphiidae

 
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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
parasite on dung beetle larvae

Species text
The larvae of this wasp are probably parasitoids of dung beetle larvae. It is widespread but very local in southern England north to Herefordshire and Norfolk and also found in Wales (Recorder species account). In Essex there are scattered records in the south and west of the county, but it is generally a scarce species. It was found in some numbers during the current survey. Records include heathland, downland and other types of grassland, wooded situations (probably the margins or open rides and clearings) and coastal dunes. Adults have been recorded from a variety of habitats including heathland, woodland and downland and have been seen visiting umbellifer flowers. It is occasionally numerous at a site, but this is less frequent than earlier in the last century (Falk, 1991b). References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 23 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 22 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 24 records with habitat detail and method information)

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