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Species Account for Saldula opacula

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Saldula opacula  (Zetterstedt, 1838)
Heteroptera: Saldidae

 
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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
Saldula opacula is clearly very local and records are predominantly from Scotland and the south-eastern coastal counties of England. In Essex it is a species of moderately to strongly brackish water margins, where it is usually found on the ground amongst vegetation. It has proved, in recent years, to be a rather characteristic species of brackish ditch margins, where it is often found amongst sea club-rush, Bolboschoenus maritimus. Indeed, the frequency of its occurrence in Essex and some other counties in recent years make it clear that it has been widely overlooked or mis-identified in the past (Kirby, in Essex Red Data List). References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 11 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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