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Species Account for Pemphredon morio

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Pemphredon morio  Vander Linden, 1829
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

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

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Status: Nb

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered
Saproxylic species
Records: 7
First Record: 1996
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 6
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 6

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This species (as both Pemphredon morio and P. clypealis) is a scarce, but widespread species recorded from about 25 vice-counties from E. Cornwall to E. Kent and north to S. Lancashire and N.E. Yorkshire, with about 35 post-1970 records. There are very few Essex records. There is much taxonomic confusion surrounding this wasp and P. clypealis but recent work suggests that they are a single, highly variable, species (Falk, 1991b). It is associated with dead wood such as dead trees, stumps and old fence posts in warm, sunny situations. The cells are provisioned with aphids. References

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


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