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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

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Species Account for Brachycarenus tigrinus

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Brachycarenus tigrinus  (Schilling, 1829)
Heteroptera: Rhopalidae

Brachycarenus tigrinus

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Brachycarenus tigrinus
Brachycarenus tigrinus

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Brachycarenus tigrinus was first recorded in Britain in 2003 by Richard Jones from Battersea Park (Jones, 2004). It is known throughout most of Europe, where it has been expanding its range, so it may be about to follow the two Stictopleurus species in their recolonisation and expansion in Britain of the last few years. At two sites in South Essex a number of specimens have been swept off Dittander Lepidium latifolium (a known food plant, P. Kirby, pers. comm.). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 12 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 11 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 12 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Brachycarenus tigrinus

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