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Species Account for Oliarus panzeri

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Oliarus panzeri  Low, 1883
Auchenorrhyncha: Cixiidae

Oliarus panzeri Copyright: Peter Harvey

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Taxonomic group: leafhoppers and allies (Auchenorrhyncha) - Available county data

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 42
First Record: 1984
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 10
Pre-1992 hectads: 3
Total hectads: 12

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National trend: Increase

Species text
The lace-winged planthopper Oliarus panzeri is a very local planthopper confined to southern counties of England with almost half the British records originating from Kent. The ecology of the species is somewhat obscure. It has been found on a number of occasions in areas which are periodically waterlogged, but which dry out and crack in the summer, and there is the possibility that the cracks gave the insect the opportunity for ovipositing below ground level. The nymphs, like those of other Cixiids, are believed to be root feeders, although the foodplants are unknown. Improved drainage of seasonally or irregularly flooded grassland may be a more serious threat in at least some areas. O. panzeri would seem to be dependant on minor habitat features, and its retention at a site is will require the maintenance of such features through any management programme. The optimal sites for the insect are probably poorly drained corners of pastures close to the hedges utilised by the adult insects, and perhaps also reasonably near to paths or gates where there is some poaching. Any such areas which dry and crack in summer should be regarded as potentially interesting habitat features, though they may appear rather uninspiring from the viewpoint of general conservation. The exact management of the grassland is probably relatively unimportant, since the nymph is subterranean and the adult fairly mobile. Very heavy grazing and poaching is to be avoided, but otherwise stocking levels can probably be fairly flexible (Kirby, 1992). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 22 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 13 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 42 records with habitat detail and method information)

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