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Species Account for Colletes marginatus

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Colletes marginatus  Smith, F., 1846
The Margined Colletes
Aculeata: Colletinae

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

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Status: Na

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened
Records: 26
First Record: 1993
Latest Record: 2023

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

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Colletes marginatus is most typically associated with the semi-fixed mid dune area of coastal dunes but there are also inland records from the Brecks. This species apparently prefers looser sand than other Colletes species, and in any of these situations flower-rich areas are required for foraging (Falk, 1991). Confirmed records are almost exclusively from southern coasts from Camarthenshire to West Norfolk. In Essex the species is extremely rare, with records only from a handful of sites, one lost and one threatened by development. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 11 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 26 records with habitat detail and method information)

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