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Species Account for Dolichopus signifer

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Dolichopus signifer  Haliday, 1838
Diptera: other groups: Dolichopodidae

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National status: RDB2

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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
The dolichopodid fly Dolichopus signifer is listed as Endangered (RDB1) in Shirt (1987) and Vulnerable RDB2 in Falk (1991a). It is a western species known from Cornwall and Ireland, and recorded in Essex from wasteground, now mostly developed, by St Clements Church in June 1999, at Canvey Wick in 1999 and 2003, and post-industrial habitat at Pitsea in 2000 (Harvey, 2000e). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 12 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 6 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 7 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Dolichopus signifer

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