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Species Account for Cistogaster globosa

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Cistogaster globosa  (Fabricius, 1775)
Diptera: other groups: Tachinidae

Cistogaster globosa

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National status: RDB2

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Cistogaster globosa
Cistogaster globosa

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Species text
C. globosa was allocated RDB1 status by Shirt (1987) and Falk (1991). The most recent review (Falk & Pont in preparation) has provisionally accorded the species RDB2 status. It is known from a few localities in Southern England and is a distinctive species unlikely to be overlooked and probably genuinely rare. The species parasitises heteropteran bugs, in Europe the shieldbug Aelia (Pentatomidae), mostly A. acuminata (Belshaw 1993), the only species of the genus found in Britain. The egg is laid on the dorsal surface of the host's abdomen and the larva leaves the host to pupate in the ground. The fly appears to favour dry grassland where the host is predominately found (Raper & Smith 2002). Howe & Woodman (2001) report that individuals have been seen nectaring on Carrot in Wales, and that is also the case in Essex. The abdomen of the female is black, whereas the male's is orange with black markings. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 49 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 48 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 55 records with habitat detail and method information)

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