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Species Account for Lejogaster tarsata

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Lejogaster tarsata  (Megerle in Meigen, 1822)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

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National status: Scarce
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
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Species text
Lejogaster tarsata (=splendida) is a metallic coloured hoverfly, mainly coastal in distribution from North Wales to Suffolk, but also with a few more northerly records in Skye, Inverness-shire and Aberdeenshire and inland in Berks, Cambs and Aberdeenshire. Most confirmed records are from the fringes of coasts and estuaries. It has been found beside mildly brackish ditches on coastal levels, in brackish coastal marsh at the transition to freshwater and at fen flushes and lakeside marsh close to the coast (Stubbs & Falk 2002). Larvae are said to have been reared from decaying vegetation of a floating mat of Typha in an old pond. Adults are found visiting flowers, and in marginal vegetation. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 25 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 16 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 22 records with habitat detail and method information)

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