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Species Account for Symmorphus gracilis

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Symmorphus gracilis  (Brulle, 1832)
a mason wasp
Aculeata: Eumenidae

Symmorphus gracilis

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened
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Symmorphus gracilis
Symmorphus gracilis

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Symmorphus gracilis is a local mason wasp widespread in southern England as far north as Yorkshire. There are rather few records in Essex. It preys on the larvae of the chrysomelid beetle Chrysomela populi and figwort weevil Cionus larvae. The wasp probably nests in holes in wood (Edwards 1997). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 12 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 4 records with habitat detail and method information)

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