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Species Account for Megalonotus antennatus

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Megalonotus antennatus  (Schilling, 1829)
Heteroptera: Lygaeidae

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: None known

Species text
This is a local and rather elusive bug usually found on rather damp, often heavy soils, both in woodland rides and in more open situations. It was recorded at Hanbury Marsh in the l9th century, in Epping Forest in 1950 (Groves 1965) and has recently been found e.g. at Bradwell and Aveley Bay. Its status in the county is uncertain, but probably it remains at multiple locations (P. Kirby, in Essex Red Data list). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 13 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 8 records with habitat detail and method information)

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