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Species Account for Megalonotus praetextatus

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Megalonotus praetextatus  (Herrich-Schäffer, 1835)
Heteroptera: Lygaeidae

Megalonotus praetextatus

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 41
First Record: 1997
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 9
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 9
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Megalonotus praetextatus
Megalonotus praetextatus

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

Species text
A ground-dwelling bug, usually coastal, found on well-drained, often sandy ground. Though recorded from the county by Harwood (1903) and in Massee (1955), it went unrecorded from the county for many years until there were multiple records from East Tilbury in 1997. The species may be increasing, in common with many ground-dwelling thermophiles (P. Kirby, in Essex red Data list). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 15 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 17 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 41 records with habitat detail and method information)

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