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Species Account for Deraeocoris olivaceus

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Deraeocoris olivaceus  (Fabricius, 1777)
Heteroptera: Miridae

Deraecoriz olivaceus on hawthorn. Copyright: Raymond Small

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


Deraecoriz olivaceus on hawthorn.
Deraecoriz olivaceus on hawthorn.

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: Increase.

Species text
This bug has only been known in Britain since 1951 and, since it is a large and distinctive species feeding openly on hawthorns, especially large old bushes in fairly open space, it is probably a genuinely recent arrival. There are several records from the south of the county, but it appears not to have become especially frequent. It has increased substantially in frequency in recent years, and seems still to be expanding its British range. The national status of the species is in need of re-assessment. 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 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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