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Species Account for Homoneura tesquae

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Homoneura tesquae  (Becker, 1895)
Diptera: other groups: Lauxaniidae

 
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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 5 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
There has been some opinion that British specimens are referable to H. christophi and this has led to both names being placed on the British list. However there is doubt over the validity of H. christophi. Until this is resolved all British specimens are best referred to as H. tesquae. Records are scattered widely in sotuhern England north to Yorkshire and Merionethshire in North Wales with only 7 known post-1960 sites. Preferred habitat is unclear, known from coastal sites, sandy beaches, woods and wet heathland, perhaps the common feature being the presence of sallow Salix. Biology is unknown but the larvae of this family are generally believed to develop in decaying vegetable matter, including fallen leaves (Falk & Ismay, status review in prep.). References

Species text last edited on Mon Oct 10th 2011 by user 3

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

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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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