Sunday, 31 January 2016

Another Cistogaster globosa

Today I was going through some specimens I caught last summer when I found a female Cistogaster globosa. I took it in the Whitestones area of Twywell nature reserve on 26th July 2015. This is the third county record, and each is from a different site. However they all have the following in common:
- previously quarried area
- rich flora
- dry conditions allowing the soil to heat up quickly.
This specimen was a female. It is similar in shape and size to the male illustrated in the previous blog but the abdomen is plain black.

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