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Species Account for Harpactus tumidus

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Harpactus tumidus  (Panzer, 1806)
a digger wasp
Aculeata: Crabronidae

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Records: 43
First Record: 1990
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 15
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 15
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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
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Species text
Harpactus (Gorytes) tumidus is a mainly southern solitary wasp species, nowhere common. In Essex most records are in the East Thames Corridor where it is found on sparsely vegetated ground in sandy places. It preys on cicadellid and cercopid hoppers such as Philaenus and Aphrodes species. Adults visit flowers such as Carrot Daucus carota and Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa (Edwards & Telfer, 2001). It is host to the Nationally Scarce cleptoparasite Nysson dimidiatus. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 18 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 22 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 43 records with habitat detail and method information)

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