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Species Account for Stelis ornatula

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Stelis ornatula  (Klug, 1807)
a cuckoo bee
Aculeata: Megachilinae

Stelis ornatula Copyright: Peter Harvey

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

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Status: RDB 3

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered
Records: 11
First Record: 1994
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 4
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 4

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Essex Red Data List comment
cleptoparasite on Hoplitis claviventris

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There are scattered records for southern Britain, but is a rare and declined bee with post-1970 records for only about a dozen widely scattered sites (Falk, 1991b). Stelis ornatula is a cleptoparasite of the bee Hoplitis claviventris, itself an Essex Red Data book species considered Vulnerable in the county. S. ornatula has been reared on numerous occasions from the bramble, rose and ragwort stem-nests of the host. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 6 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 6 records with structural habitat information)

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

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