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Species Account for Bathysolen nubilus

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Bathysolen nubilus  (Fallén, 1807)
Cryptic Leatherbug
Heteroptera: Coreidae

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


Bathysolen nubilus
Bathysolen nubilus

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: Increase

Species text
This species has a rather restricted distribution in the south-east of England. It was first recorded in Essex in 1938 (Thomas 1943) in a chalk pit at Purfleet, and was still present in chalk pits at Grays in 1988. It has been recorded from several derelict urban and industrial sites within the Essex part of Greater London, and may remain to be recorded at many other similar sites. It has increased considerably in the present century, and its national status may require re-assessment in the near future. The bug is a ground-dwelling species associated especially with black medick Medicago lupulina. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 24 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 23 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 21 records with habitat detail and method information)

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