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Species Account for Andrena tibialis

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Andrena tibialis  (Kirby, 1802)
a mining bee
Aculeata: Andreninae

Andrena tibialis

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National status: Na
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

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Andrena tibialis
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
The mining bee Andrena tibialis is widespread but very local in most areas. A revision of its conservation status from RDB3 (Shirt 1987) has been necessary because this species has proved to be more widespread in the midlands and northern England than was previously suspected. In the south however, it appears to have declined substantially in many districts, probably in response to the loss and deterioration of suitable habitat. Post-1970 records are known for about 25 sites (Falk, 1991b). It is found in a variety of open habitats including heathland, road verges, quarries and also gardens and other suburban situations, usually on sandy or gravelly soils. Nest burrows are dug singly or in small aggregations in sparsely-vegetated areas. Adults are found from mid-March to late May, occasionally into early June, and obtain pollen from a variety of flowers including Ranunculus, Acer, Prunus and Salix. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 15 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 7 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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