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Species Account for Bembidion quadripustulatum

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Bembidion quadripustulatum  Audinet-Serville, 1821
Scarce Four-dot Pin-palp
Coleoptera: Carabidae

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National status: Nb
BAP status: UKBAP  
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 1970-on record; VC19 1970-on record.

Species text
Bembidion quadripustulatum is a widespread but local black ground beetle with 4 reddish spots. It has a south-easterly distribution, and with few recent records (Luff, 1998). It is predatory, found on bare ground and mud at the margins of standing and running water. Management should aim at maintaining open conditions and encouraging early successional stages along lake and pit edges (Hyman & Parsons, 1992). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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