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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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BAP status: UKBAP  
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered

Records: 8
First Record: 1884
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 2
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 3
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Species text
There are very few modern records, with records confined to the Holland-on-Sea area in 1995, and the second from Fingringhoe Marshes in 2012 and 2018. 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 Wed May 23rd 2018 by user 3


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

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 8 records with habitat detail and method information)

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