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Species Account for Clytiomya continua

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Clytiomya continua  (Panzer, [1798])
Diptera: other groups: Tachinidae

male 19th June Copyright: Jeremy Richardson

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
Clytiomya continua on Tachinid Recording Scheme website
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 1 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

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Clytiomya continua was considered doubtfully British in earlier works and it cannot now be established whether this had any basis in fact. However its recent occurrence in Britain has been confirmed by Plant & Smith (1997) who recorded it from an old sand pit in N. Essex. In Europe this species occurs in dry warm open countryside. It is another phasiine parasitoid of Heteroptera (Pentatomidae), in this case the shieldbug Eurydema. Eurydema oleracea (the brassica bug) is a local species that feeds on a wide range of crucifers, but seems particularly associated with horseradish Armoracia rusticana. Eurydema dominulus is a Nationally Scarce species with a strongly southern distribution not recorded from Essex, forming highly localised colonies on crucifers, particularly cuckoo-flower Cardamine pratensis. References

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