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Species Account for Chrysis viridula

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Chrysis viridula  Linnaeus, 1761
a cuckoo wasp
Aculeata: Chrysididae

Chrysis viridula female 1 Copyright: Peter Harvey

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable

Records: 26
First Record: 1985
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 6
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 6

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Essex Red Data List comment
parasite on Odynerus

Species text
This ruby tailed wasp is a parasitoid on the eumenid wasps Odynerus spinipes and O. melanocephalus (Morgan, 1984). In Essex the species is very rare, with a good population in the Chafford Hundred area of Thurrock, but otherwise known from just a single record in north-east Essex. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 16 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 26 records with habitat detail and method information)

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