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Species Account for Meconema meridionale

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Meconema meridionale  (Costa, 1860)
Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Orthoptera group: Meconematidae

Southern Oak Bush Cricket Copyright: Graham Ekins

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Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Meconema meridionale female 2
Meconema meridionale female 2
Meconema meridionale female
Meconema meridionale female
Meconema meridionale
Meconema meridionale

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Taxonomic group: grasshoppers, crickets and allies (Orthoptera group) - County data   
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The Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale was first recorded in Britain at three separate localities in southern England in the autumn of 2001. It is a species from the Mediterranean region of southern Europe whose range has been extending northwards over the last 40 years. Many specimens have been found on and around houses and others seen on cars. It is probable that this flightless species is being carried to new areas on motor vehicles (Hawkins, op. cit.). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 18 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 21 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 23 records with habitat detail and method information)

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