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Species Account for Anthracus consputus

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Anthracus consputus  (Duftschmid, 1812)
Coleoptera: Carabidae

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 25
First Record: 1998
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 7
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 7
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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex 1950-1969 record/s; VC18 pre-1970 record/s; VC19 pre-1970 record/s.

Species text
The ground beetle Anthracus (Acupalpus) consputus is widespread but local in England and also recorded in South Wales. It is probably predatory and appears to prefer sparsely vegetated ground on soft soil or mud near water, often occurring under stones in gravel pits and coastal habitats. Management should aim at maintaining open conditions and encouraging early successional stages. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 25 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Anthracus consputus

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