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Species Account for Geomyza apicalis

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Geomyza apicalis  (Meigen, 1830)
Diptera: other groups: Opomyzidae

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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 6 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
This is a small fly with a darkened wing tip. European literature suggests that this is a species of dry habitats, including coastal dunes, but British localities do not all fit this pattern with habitats including grazing marsh, a shaded Equisetum slope, a reed-bed by an estuary, dunes and a sewage farm. Records are from Kent, London, Herts, Cambs, Norfolk, Humberside, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Northumberland. Larvae develop in stems and middle shoots of grasses, though exact host plants are uncertain (Recorder species account). In Essex there are records from the Lower Lee (Del Smith, pers. comm.), Aveley Bay (Harvey 2000) and Belton Hills (Harvey 2001) and Tollesbury Wick (Harvey, 2004e). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 6 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

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