Skipwith Common has been found to be a very good locality for aculeates, with 91 species recorded, two species being national notables and two species notable in a Watsonian Yorkshire context.
Archer, Michael E., "Aculeate Wasps and Bees (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) of Skipwith Common and a Comparison of Skipwith Common with Allerthorpe and Strensall Commons" (1992). An. Paper 41.
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