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Species Account for Hoplitis claviventris

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Hoplitis claviventris  (Thomson, 1872)
a solitary bee
Aculeata: Megachilinae

Hoplitis claviventris

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

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable

Records: 59
First Record: 1986
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 11
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 11
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Essex Red Data List comment
recent work shows should be Nb

Species text
This bee is widely distributed but uncommon throughout much of southern England and in south Wales (Edwards, 1998), which lists it as Nationally Notable (Nb). In Essex it is rare, with few records nearly all near the Thames. It has been recorded collecting pollen from Lotus, but it probably uses other flowers as well. The bee nests in dead stems, including bramble, rose and ragwort. References

Species text last edited on Thu Jul 17th 2008 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 31 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 21 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 59 records with habitat detail and method information)

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