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Species Account for Lygus pratensis

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Lygus pratensis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Heteroptera: Miridae

 
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National status: RDB3



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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Although on the continent L. pratensis has apparently always been a polyphagous species found in weedy places, and there's been the occasional British record definitely not connected with old woodland, in Britain it has previously been considered a rare woodland ride and edge bug. In the last few years however, the bug has been widely recorded in the south-east, Hampshire to Kent to Essex to Berkshire. The scattered old colonies may have spread, or there may have been a secondary wave of continental immigration. When the Essex Red Data list was prepared, it had not been recorded from Essex, but since 2000 P.R. Harvey has collected it in a number of locations in South Essex. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 162 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 39 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 61 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Lygus pratensis

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