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Species Account for Alydus calcaratus

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Alydus calcaratus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Heteroptera: Alydidae

Alydus calcaratus

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Alydus calcaratus
Alydus calcaratus

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Alydus calcaratus is widely distributed nationally, but something of a connoisseur of generally nice places (P. Kirby, pers. comm.). It is found mostly on coasts and heathland, and despite being a good flier, it is seemingly very rarely found in secondary sites. There are few Essex records, although it has been recorded from several brownfield sites near the Thames. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 23 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 13 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 11 records with habitat detail and method information)

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