Trypoxylon minus de Beaumont,1945

Description and notes

Knowles (2009) provides guidance on the identification of this species within the T. figulus-group.

Distribution

Falk (1991) notes this as a British species on the strength of a single female from Sittingbourne in East Kent in 1959, collected by J C Felton, although not identified as such until many years later.

Bitsch et al. (2001) indicate that this species is reasonably well scattered across France and present in the western and central Palaearctic across to western Siberia.

Status (in Britain only)

Listed in Falk (1991) as Insufficiently Known (RDBK).

Habitat

The only British record was from a garden.

Flight period

The Kent record was from June, with Dollfuss (1991) giving May until September for the Continent.

Prey collected

There is no information specific to this species. In general, the genus preys on small spiders.

Nesting biology

No available data, but probably nests in old tunnels in dead wood or hollow plant stems.

Flowers visited

No data available.

Parasites

No data available.

Author of profile

A Knowles.

Year profile last updated

2019