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Species Account for Anaglyptus mysticus

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Anaglyptus mysticus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Coleoptera: Cerambycidae

Anaglyptus mysticus 01 Copyright: Robert Smith

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Essex RDB: Listed
Saproxylic species

Records: 33
First Record: 1855
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 14
Pre-1992 hectads: 4
Total hectads: 16
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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
Anaglyptus mysticus is a spectacular grey and red/brown longhorn beetle found in woodland, scrub and hedgerows which is widespread, but local in England and Wales. It breeds in dry dead wood of branches and trunks of various species of broad leaved trees as well as scrub such as hawthorn and holly. It apparently particularly favours very dry timber, often that scorched by fire, taking a very long time for the larvae to mature. Both fallen and standing dead timber, especially with the bark attached, should be retained. Gaps in the age structure of the tree and shrub population should be identified and the continuity of the appropriate dead wood habitat ensured by suitable planting. Nectar sources such as hawthorn, umbellifers and composite herbs may be particularly 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 5 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 33 records with habitat detail and method information)

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