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Species Account for Astata boops

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Astata boops  (Schrank, 1781)
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

Astata boops

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Astata boops
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
recent work shows should be Notable/Nb

Species text
The species is confined to southern England, East Anglia and the Channel Islands. Although not listed in Shirt (1987) or Falk (1991) the restricted range suggests revision of its status (to Nationally Scarce) is needed (Edwards, 1998). It occurs mainly in sandy localities, such as inland heaths and coastal dunes. The wasp is usually confined to old heathland or acid grassland sites, and is very scarce in Essex, often confined to specific small habitat patches. References

Species text last edited on Sun Nov 11th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 32 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 17 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 11 records with habitat detail and method information)

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