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Species Account for Ectemnius dives

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Ectemnius dives  (Lepeletier & Brulle, 1834)
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important
Saproxylic species

Records: 68
First Record: 1986
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 16
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 16
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Edwards (1998) notes that records for Ectemnius dives are concentrated in south-east England and Yorkshire, and are notably sparse in the Midlands and East Anglia despite relatively good recording levels there, also suggesting that its national status should be reviewed (to Nationally Scarce). Nesting occurs in dead wood and cells are stocked with flies such as syrphids and tachinids. Adults visit umbellifers such as Carrot flowers. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 29 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 17 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 68 records with habitat detail and method information)

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