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Species Account for Sciocoris cursitans

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

Sciocoris cursitans

 
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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed



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

Habitats

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 45 records with habitat detail and method information)

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