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Species Account for Tachys scutellaris


Tachys scutellaris  

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National status: Na
Essex RDB: Listed

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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex Post-1969 record; VC18 1970-on record.

Species text
Tachys scutellaris is a very local small brownish black ground beetle, restricted to the southern and eastern coasts of England north to Norfolk. Its status has been revised from RDB3 (Rare) in Shirt (1987). The species is recorded by Luff (1998) from only 9 British squares post-70 but, since Peter Hammond has been checking out Essex coastal sites for A. poeciloides he has turned it up in about 5 or 6 places (P. Hammond, pers. comm.). The species is associated with saltmarshes or brackish water. This predatory species occurs in marshes and on sandy silts and mud, apparently dependant upon saline soil. 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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