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Species Account for Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus

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Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
a pot beetle
Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae

Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus from Grays Copyright: Yvonne Couch

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Status: EN;NR;Section 41 Priority Species

Essex RDB: Listed
Records: 14
First Record: 1898
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 2
Total hectads: 3

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Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus from Colchester 1944
Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus from Colchester 1944
Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus from Grays
Cryptocephalus sexpunctatus from Grays

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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex 1900-1949 record/s; VC18 pre-1970 record/s; VC19 pre-1970 record/s.

Species text
The first known Essex record comes from Maldon Wood near Weeley Heath, recorded by W. Harwood in 1908. Desmond Cox recorded this species several times in the St John's area of Colchester in the 1940s. More specifically, one specimen now in the Field Club collection (ex-Nigel Cuming) bears the location label "Edale, St Johns". This was Desmond's house on Ipswich Road, Colchester. In a note in Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine (1948, p. 185) he refers to finding this beetle on Hazel in "two nearby woodlands". It is tempting to suggest that this perhaps refers to the woods now in High Woods Country Park, the now largely lost East Wood or the equally fragmented Magdalen Wood. Survey of these woods might yet yield new specimens. The only recent record is from Grays Gorge in south Essex, where Yvonne Couch recorded it on 3 June 2023. References

Species text last edited on Thu Apr 25th 2024 by user 169


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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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

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