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Species Account for Dicraeus styriacus

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Dicraeus styriacus  (Strobl, 1898)
Diptera: other groups: Chloropidae

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National status: Scarce

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 2 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
An unpublished status review states that the fly is a highly localised species with seven known post-1960 sites, known from scattered localities in southern England, with a coastal record for Essex requiring verification. The habitat is probably dry grassland, with most records from calcareous grassland, on areas of longer grass not heavily grazed. Like related species, larvae probably develop in grass seeds. They probably then leave the seeds and pupate in the ground beneath. Management should maintain a range of vegetation types and discourage scrub invasion using policies such as rotational grazing. Grasslands should not be cut before larvae are mature, probably at the end of July. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2 records with habitat detail and method information)

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