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Species Account for Lipara rufitarsis

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Lipara rufitarsis  Loew, 1858
Diptera: other groups: Chloropidae

 
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National status: Scarce



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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
 
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Species text
This chloropid fly is widespread in the south but highly localised with about fifteen known post-1960 sites. The larvae develop within the stems of Phragmites and form galls which cause foreshortening and sterility of the host plant. They are narrow unlike the distinctive cigar-shaped galls of the common L. lucens. The galls are found in dense beds of Phragmites but may be more abundant in thin Phragmites among coarse grasses and thin scrub (national status review in preparation). References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 12 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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