Species Account for Acrosathe annulata
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened
Additional Phenology Data
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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data
Essex Red Data List comment
Restricted to dunes, recorded from Colne Point.
The stiletto fly Acrosanthe annulata may be plentiful on dunes where adults are well camouflaged as they sit on hot bare sand among marram or sometimes paths through fixed dunes. It is likely to be found on most coastal dunes on the mainland of Britain (Stubbs & Drake 2001). The only Essex records are from Colne Point where Neil Harvey found it in 1998 (D.A. Smith, county database). References