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Species Account for Freraea gagatea

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Freraea gagatea  Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Diptera: other groups: Tachinidae

 
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National status: RDB3



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

Species text
It is a parasitic fly recorded from Wilts. Berks. Suffolk and Perthshire. Its status has been revised from Vulnerable in Shirt (1987). The fly has been recorded in heathland and grassland. The larvae are parasitoids of adult Ground beetles (Carabus, Harpalus, Amara), and several larvae may develop in a single host. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

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

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Freraea gagatea

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