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Species Account for Amara strenua

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Amara strenua  Zimmermann, 1832
Coleoptera: Carabidae

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National status: RDB3
Essex RDB: Listed

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Sample of data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex Post-1969 record; VC18 pre-1970 record.

Species text
Amara strenua is found only in the extreme south-east of England, East Anglia and around the Bristol Channel. At the time of Luff's atlas (1998) it had been recorded from only three 10km squares in Britain post-1970, one in Suffolk, one in Sussex and one in Somerset, with older records for seven additional squares, one of them in South Essex. Since then it has been collected from several localities in South Essex and two in North Essex. Although reputed to be a species of coastal saltmarshes, this species is in fact associated with the floodplains of large rivers and is not halophilous (P. Hammond, pers. comm.). However, most British records are for coastal localities, grazing marshes or other (generally moist) grassland habitats. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

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