Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club Essex Field Club video

Ledra aurita
find out more... Ledra aurita Copyright: Ben Sale

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index


Essex Field Club

When you shop at Amazon DonatesAmazon Donates

Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are closed due to the Covid-19 situation, but we are otherwise normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also normally open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.

Species Account for Sciocoris cursitans

PLEASE NOTE, many records in this group are not yet available

previous species | next species

Sciocoris cursitans  (Fabricius, 1794)
Sand-runner Shieldbug
Heteroptera: Pentatomidae

Sciocoris cursitans

Maps produced by MapMate®. Data overlays Copyright © Essex Field Club 2021.
Reproduction for study and non-profit use permitted, all other rights reserved.

Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Available county data

Click on dot to query records

View time series maps for Sciocoris cursitans

Missing records?

member log-on for taxon report

Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 139
First Record: 1995
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 9
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 9
Additional Phenology Data


Sciocoris cursitans
Sciocoris cursitans

upload a new image

see British Bugs website
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: None known

Species text
This ground-dwelling shieldbug is especially, but not exclusively, associated with chalk grassland and calcareous sand, and is always found on unshaded, well-drained and friable soils with a rather open vegetation structure and usually with a component of bare ground. Though believed to be phytophagous, there appear to be no certainly identified food plants, and it may be polyphagous. It is the host for the RDB1 tachinid fly Gymnosoma nitens, and both species have nationally important populations in the East Thames Corridor, where the majority of sites are threatened or lost to development. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 102 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 94 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 139 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Sciocoris cursitans

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Sciocoris cursitans

Why not join the Club, register and add a new species page
Interpretation of distribution maps