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Species Account for Eucera longicornis

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Eucera longicornis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
a long-horned bee
Aculeata: Anthophorinae

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

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Status: Na;Section 41 Priority Species

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered
Records: 11
First Record: 1884
Latest Record: 2024

1992-on hectads: 3
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 4

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There are very few modern records, with records confined to the Holland-on-Sea area and from Fingringhoe Marshes, then in 2024 at Abbotts Hall EWT Reserve. The presence of populations of this much declined bee needs investigation and conservation action. The bee is closely associated with Fabaceae such as Lotus corniculatus, Vicia cracca, V. sepium, Lathyrus tuberosus, L. sylvestris, Medicago sativa, Trifolium repens, T. pratense. David Baldock has recorded a close association with Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis as its favoured pollen resource (Bees of Surrey, 2008) and good stands of this plant should be examined for the species in Essex. The species nests in both firm, level soil and in cliffs. References

Species text last edited on Tue May 28th 2024 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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

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