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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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Megalonotus praetextatus
Megalonotus praetextatus

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Taxonomic group: true bugs (Heteroptera) - Part 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 13 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 14 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 17 records with habitat detail and method information)

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