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Species Account for Crabro peltarius

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Crabro peltarius  (Schreber, 1784)
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

Crabro peltarius male Copyright: Peter Harvey

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

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered

Records: 10
First Record: 2003
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 7
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 7
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Essex Red Data List comment
New to Essex in 2003

Species text
This is a large black and yellow solitary wasp nesting in dry soil and preying on Diptera including Therevidae, Stratiomyidae, Empididae and Muscidae. It is widely distributed north to Sutherland, but without any previous records for Essex (Harvey & Plant 1996). Despite relatively comprehensive fieldwork in the South Essex region the first records for Essex were made at Springfields Sand Pit (Orsett Camp Quarry) in 2003. References

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


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

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 10 records with habitat detail and method information)

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