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Species Account for Aromia moschata

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Aromia moschata  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Musk Beetle
Coleoptera: Cerambycidae

Aromia moschata

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Status: Nb

Essex RDB: Listed
Saproxylic species
Records: 6
First Record: 1836
Latest Record: 2008

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 4
Total hectads: 4

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

Species text
Nationally the Musk Beetle was formerly more widespread, but is much declined with modern records widely distributed from southern England through to northern England, and also recorded from the Hebrides. It is a beetle of wetland and wet woodland, in particular fens and willow carr. The host trees are probably sallow, white willow and osier, appearing to have a preference for healthy, younger or mature trees, rather than overmature ones. The presence of nectar sources such as umbellifers may be important for this species (Hyman & Parsons 1992). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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

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