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Species Account for Cerapheles terminatus

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Cerapheles terminatus  (Menetries, 1832)
Coleoptera: Melyridae

Cerapheles terminatus male Copyright: Peter Harvey

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Status: NR

Records: 12
First Record: 2009
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 2
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 2

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This is a small very local soldier beetle with a scattered distribution in southern England ranging to South Wales. This is the first record for Essex, and apparently the nearest records are from the fens in East Anglia (P.Hammond, pers. comm.). Hyman & Parsons (1992) state that there are 1970-onwards records are for Dorset, East Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Glamorgan. The beetle is found in fens, saltmarshes and other wetland habitats, where adults can be swept from vegetation, particularly flowers. At Wat Tyler Country Park one individual was collected within the fleet reedbed in litter at ground layer, but it may have been knocked off higher up the reeds. Management recommendations in Hyman & Parsons (op.cit.) include the need for water tables to be maintained at high levels; on fenland sites grazing or (rotational) cutting is needed to maintain open conditions; on saltmarshes, grazing should not be introduced on sites where there is no grazing at present. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 3 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 12 records with habitat detail and method information)

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