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Species Account for Hybomitra bimaculata

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Hybomitra bimaculata  (Macquart, 1826)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Tabanidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Scarce in Essex. Recorded from Dagnam Park and Harold Hill, Epping Forest and Weald Park.

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This would appear to be a scarce species within the county with records from only eight sites post-1980. Older records exist for a number of sites including Thorndon Park, Hatfield Forest, Hainault Forest and Langdon Hills. It prefers a combination of wet ground and woodland in lowland areas and is attracted to cattle and humans (Harvey, 2005). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 4 records with habitat information)

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

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