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Species Account for Meconema meridionale

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Meconema meridionale  (Costa, 1860)
Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Orthoptera group: Meconematidae

Meconema meridionale  (Southern oak Bush Cricket) Copyright: Graham Ekins

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Taxonomic group: grasshoppers, crickets and allies (Orthoptera group) - County data

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Records: 77
First Record: 2008
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 17
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 17
Additional Phenology Data


Meconema meridionale (Southern oak Bush Cricket)
Meconema meridionale  (Southern oak Bush Cricket)
Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Southern Oak Bush Cricket
Meconema meridionale female 2
Meconema meridionale female 2
Meconema meridionale female
Meconema meridionale female
Meconema meridionale
Meconema meridionale

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The Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale was first recorded in Britain at three separate localities in southern England in the autumn of 2001. It is a species from the Mediterranean region of southern Europe whose range has been extending northwards over the last 40 years. Many specimens have been found on and around houses and others seen on cars. It is probable that this flightless species is being carried to new areas on motor vehicles (Hawkins, op. cit.). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 32 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 30 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 77 records with habitat detail and method information)

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