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Species Account for Nysius graminicola

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Nysius graminicola  (Kolenati, 1846)
Heteroptera: Lygaeidae

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National status: RDB3

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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According to Kirby (1992) Nysius graminicola was recorded in Britain only from heath on coastal dunes at Studland Bay, Dorset in the mid-1980s. Widgery (2004) comments that the bug has remained rare until the odd very recent record. He was extremely surprised to find it on 15 September 2003 at Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits (TL1905), a large area of waste ground containing a preponderance of mayweed (Matricaria). This is a ground dwelling insect characteristic of dry, often sandy, places elsewhere in western Europe. Related species feed on seeds and developing fruits of low plants. The favoured hosts of N. graminicola are not known. Adults overwinter in mainland Europe. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 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 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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