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Species Account for Graptopeltus lynceus

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Graptopeltus lynceus  (Fabricius, 1775)
Heteroptera: Lygaeidae

Graptopeltus lynceus Copyright: Peter Harvey

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Available county data

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Status: Nb

Essex RDB: Listed
Records: 6
First Record: 2015
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 4
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 4

Additional Phenology Data


Graptopeltus lynceus
Graptopeltus lynceus

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Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: Past decline; possible recent increase

Species text
This bug is recorded from southern England, particularly the south-east. It is associated with Boraginaceae, particularly Viper's-bugloss Echium vulgare. It is found in dry, open, sunny situations, most often on sand. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 6 records with habitat detail and method information)

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