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Essex Field Club
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Species Account for Diogma glabrata

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Diogma glabrata  (Meigen, 1818)
Diptera: other groups: Cylindrotomidae

 
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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 1 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Records of this crane fly are dispersed widely in England, Wales and Scotland, with sixteen known post 1960 sites in Falk (199. The species occurs in damp woodland, generally in calcareous lowland areas. The greenish larva usually develops in terrestrial mosses growing on stones, less often in wet mosses growing on soil. It is also possible that mosses on large trees and bodies of dead wood are used. Management should maintain a rich moss flora and a good age class structure of trees, retaining larger trees which have a well developed moss flora on their trunks, and also retain any dead wood (stumps, fallen trunks) and boulders for the same reason (Falk, 1991). References

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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 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Diogma glabrata

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