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Species Account for Cheilosia velutina

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Cheilosia velutina  Loew, 1840
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

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National status: Scarce
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Apart from a site in Colchester all recent records are from the Grays - Thurrock area from chalk pits and adjacent areas many of which are threatened by development.

Species text
Cheilosia velutina remains poorly known with very few confirmed records, mainly on the eastern side of Britain. Apart from a site in Colchester all recent records in Essex are from the chalk pits and adjacent areas of the Grays-Thurrock area in the East Thames Corridor, many of which are threatened by development (Payne in Harvey 2002a). The larval host may mine the stems of Cirsium, and adults are often found at the flowers of white umbels such as Carrot Daucus carota. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 58 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 42 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 42 records with habitat detail and method information)

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