Species Account for Alydus calcaratus
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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Available county data
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Alydus calcaratus is widely distributed nationally, but something of a connoisseur of generally nice places (P. Kirby, pers. comm.). It is found mostly on coasts and heathland, and despite being a good flier, it is seemingly very rarely found in secondary sites. There are few Essex records, although it has been recorded from several brownfield sites near the Thames. References