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Species Account for Podagrica fuscicornis

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Podagrica fuscicornis  (Linnaeus, 1767)
Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae

Podagrica fuscicornis on Common Mallow Copyright: Roger Payne

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Status: NS

Essex RDB: Listed
Records: 135
First Record: 1916
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 17
Pre-1992 hectads: 6
Total hectads: 17

Additional Phenology Data


Podagrica fuscicornis on Common Mallow
Podagrica fuscicornis on Common Mallow

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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex Post-1969 record/s; VC18 1970-on record/s; VC19 1970-on record/s.

Species text
Podagrica fuscicornis is a flea beetle occurring in southern England and Wales in grassland, scrub and disturbed ground (Hyman & Parsons 1992). In Essex it is fairly frequent and widespread in the East Thames Corridor and Colchester area. The beetle is associated with mallows Malva spp. and Marsh-mallow Althaea officinalis, feeding on the leaves of the plant. Adults hibernate in leaf-debris or in the stems of the food plant, so grazing or mowing even in the autumn or winter will remove crucial resources and adversely affect the species. On the other hand some disturbance or cutting, on a rotational basis, may be needed to maintain open conditions. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 64 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 68 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 135 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Podagrica fuscicornis

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