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Species Account for Macrosteles sordidipennis

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Macrosteles sordidipennis  (Stal, 1858)
Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 6
First Record: 2005
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 2
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 2
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Taxonomic group: leafhoppers and allies (Auchenorrhyncha) - Available county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: None known

Species text
Macrosteles sordidipennis is local, but clearly well-established around some parts of the coast. It is widely but locally distributed around British coasts, occurring on coastal saltmarshes, particularly the upper levels. It is probably associated with Puccinellia species. Light grazing, which maintains reasonable structural diversity, may not be harmful, but grazing should not be introduced to previously ungrazed saltmarshes. Cessation of grazing on previously grazed saltmarsh may lead to rapid dominance by coarse Puccinellia growth. Such conditions appear quite acceptable to M. sordidipennis, which may even benefit, but the change may be less desirable for other elements of the saltmarsh fauna (Kirby, 1992). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 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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