Species Account for Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orthoptera group: Gryllotalpidae
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Taxonomic group: grasshoppers, crickets and allies (Orthoptera group) - County data
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W&C Act: Schedule 5
BAP status: UKBAP
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered
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Essex Red Data List comment
Nationally and locally rare. The recent sighting at South Woodham Ferrers (Essex Field Club Newsletter 35) is thought of as being 'source unknown', possible accidental' - J. Widgery/J.A. Marshall. Four other 10km records all prior to 1961, near Maldon, Colchester, Dovercourt and Southend.