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__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bugs 42 – Ground Bugs
GROUND BUG Eremocoris podagricus
· The excellent British Bugs web site: https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Lygaeidae/eremocoris_podagricus.html states that the ground bug Eremocoris podagricus is “…found locally in chalky and sandy areas across central and southern England” and that the species appears to be associated with “moss beneath hawthorns growing on chalk downland”. The rather fresh and strikingly marked example illustrated above was found in a small London park. Hawthorns Crataegus sp. were present but the substrate consists of London clay and there have been no further sightings there. Some quite interesting invertebrates have appeared at this site, sometimes some distance away from their preferred habitats!
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