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Species Account for Andrena hattorfiana

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Andrena hattorfiana  (Fabricius, 1775)
a mining bee
Aculeata: Andreninae

Andrena hattorfiana female2 Copyright: Peter Harvey

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National status: RDB3
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered

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Andrena hattorfiana female3
Andrena hattorfiana female3
Andrena hattorfiana female2
Andrena hattorfiana female2
Andrena hattorfiana female1
Andrena hattorfiana female1

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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
forages on Knautia

Species text
There is a close association with Field Scabious from which the females of this species gather pollen. This large distinctive bee has declined substantially in this country, with only about 15 post-1970 sites in southern England (Falk, 1991), and although present in the Colchester area of North Essex in the nineteenth century, together with its RDB1 cleptoparasite Nomada armata, the only modern records are from Glemsford, where a very small population appears to just survive. There have been no subsequent records of Nomada armata, which is now practically confined to Salibury Plain. References

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