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Species Account for Sphecodes reticulatus

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Sphecodes reticulatus  Thomson, 1870
a cuckoo bee
Aculeata: Halictinae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

Records: 108
First Record: 1992
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 13
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 13
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
Sphecodes reticulatus is a very local cuckoo bee that has probably declined with post-1970 records for about twentyfive sites (Falk 1991b). It is confined to the southern England from Devon to E. Kent and N. to Norfolk. In Essex all records are from the East Thames Corridor and Thames Terrace habitat near Colchester. It has been found in a variety of habitats on light soils such as sandy heathland, soft rock cliffs, sandpits and chalk grassland. The host species is unconfirmed, but Lasioglossum prasinum, Andrena argentata (both species not recorded in Essex), A. dorsata and A. barbilabris are possibilities (Falk 1991b). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 31 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 23 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 108 records with habitat detail and method information)

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