Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club

Eupithecia intricata
find out more... Freyers Pug 3 Copyright: Ben Sale

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index

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.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Lygus pratensis

previous species | next species

Lygus pratensis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Heteroptera: Miridae

Maps produced by MapMate®. Data overlays Copyright © Essex Field Club 2017.
Reproduction for study and non-profit use permitted, all other rights reserved.

Click on dot to query records

National status: RDB3

Additional Phenology Data


sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please upload it

Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
see British Bugs website
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


Species text
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


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)

Recorded management for locations with Lygus pratensis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Lygus pratensis

Why not join the Club, register and add a new species page
Interpretation of distribution maps