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Species Account for Neophilaenus longiceps

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Neophilaenus longiceps  (Puton, 1895)
Auchenorrhyncha: Aphrophoridae

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 8
First Record: 2005
Latest Record: 2010

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
The species is so far recorded in Britain only from saltmarshes in north Kent and Essex, the known distribution extending north to the Colne estuary in Essex, and east to Faversham in Kent. Recorded in Kent and Essex. In 2002 there are recent records in the county from Paglesham Creek and the Colne Estuary, and an older one from Benfleet (Kirby in Essex Red Data list). Members of the genus Neophilaenus are in general grass-feeders, and N. longiceps presumably feeds on saltmarsh grasses, although no specific hosts have been suggested. It occurs particularly in the grassier upper levels of saltmarsh and can be found in areas dominated by common saltmarsh grass Puccinellia maritima, but there is no proof of feeding by nymphs on this plant (Kirby, 1992). Grazing should not be introduced to marshes where it is not already present. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 8 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 8 records with habitat detail and method information)

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