Species Account for Mimesa equestris
Mimesa equestris (Fabricius, 1804)
a digger wasp
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data
Essex Red Data List comment
Discovered in 2002 by A. Knowles.
Mimesa equestris is widely distributed, but in Essex there records from only two sites in South Essex. The wasp nests in sandy soil, often in flat places and preys on Homoptera (Cicadellidae, occasionally including nymphs) (Richards, 1980). References