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Species Account for Cryptocephalus bilineatus

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Cryptocephalus bilineatus  (Linnaeus, 1767)
a pot beetle
Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae

Cryptocephalus bilineatus Copyright: Peter Harvey

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Status: NS

Essex RDB: Listed
Records: 14
First Record: 2001
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 3
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 3

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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex Post-1969 record/s; VC19 pre-1970 record/s. Belton Hills 2001. Only previous Essex record for 'Essex coast' by Harwood (1903).

Species text
Cryptocephalus bilineatus is a small black and yellow leaf beetle usually associated with kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria in chalk grassland. It is found in southern and south-eastern England and was found at Belton Hills in Leigh in 2001. There is only one previous Essex record, an old 1903 one for the 'Essex coast' by Harwood (1903). It may perhaps be associated at the Leigh site with Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis (P. Hammond, pers. comm.). References

Species text last edited on Sat Jun 25th 2011 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

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