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Species Account for Longitarsus quadriguttatus

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Longitarsus quadriguttatus  (Pontoppidan, 1763)
Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae

Longitarsus quadriguttatus

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Status: NR

Essex RDB: Listed
Records: 12
First Record: 1997
Latest Record: 2018

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

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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex Post-1969 record

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The status of this rare flea beetle was revised by Hyman & Parsons (1992) from RDB 3 (Rare) in Shirt (1987). However it was then recently recorded from only four vice-counties and the map in Cox (2007) shows that it is now almost entirely confined to the Breckland in East Anglia. The beetle is phytophagous, associated predominantly with Cynoglossum officinale, but also recorded feeding on viper's bugloss Echium and common gromwell Lithospermum officinale. Threats include the loss of habitat through improvement and conversion to arable agriculture, development and natural succession. Disturbance, such as rotovation, may be needed to maintain open conditions. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 8 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 7 records with structural habitat information)

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

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