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Species Account for Omocestus viridulus

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Omocestus viridulus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Green Grasshopper
Orthoptera group: Acrididae

Omocestus viridulus Copyright: Robert Smith

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Taxonomic group: grasshoppers, crickets and allies (Orthoptera group) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 85
First Record: 1984
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 22
Pre-1992 hectads: 3
Total hectads: 23

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Essex Red Data List comment
Very well distributed nationally, but a scarce Essex species. 36 1km records since 1980 spread over 17 10km squares. The insect is absent from the eastern half of the county. It occurs in heathy areas particularly in the Epping area where half the record


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

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 85 records with habitat detail and method information)

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