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Species Account for Sphecodes longulus

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Sphecodes longulus  von Hagens, 1882
a cuckoo bee
Aculeata: Halictinae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

Records: 84
First Record: 1992
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 11
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 11
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
cleptoparasite on Lasioglossum minutissimum

Species text
Sphecodes longulus is a cuckoo bee cleptoparasitic on mining bees of the genus Lasioglossum, probably usually L. minutissimum. It is locally frequent in Kent and the East Thames Corridor, but is otherwise exceedingly scarce and apparently declined with post-1970 records from single sites in S. Hampshire, W. Sussex and W. Norfolk (Falk 1991b). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 41 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 31 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 84 records with habitat detail and method information)

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