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Species Account for Stictopleurus abutilon

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Stictopleurus abutilon  (Rossi, 1790)
Heteroptera: Rhopalidae

Stictopleurus abutilon

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Stictopleurus abutilon
Stictopleurus abutilon

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Stictopleurus abutilon is a large pale greenish brown bug found in dry open habitats. There were confirmed records for Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset, but until recently it was believed to be extinct in Britain. However it was then recorded from Essex in 1996 and from several locations in the south of England (Kirby 1997). It is now recorded widely in warm open flower rich grassland in the southeast, presumably in response to climate change, on 'waste ground' or other unmanaged and sporadically disturbed habitat, but the species seems less common, at least in some years and areas, than Stictopleurus punctatonervosus (Harvey 2004). References

Species text last edited on Thu May 15th 2008 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 77 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 69 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 68 records with habitat detail and method information)

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