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Species Account for Litophasia hyalipennis

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Litophasia hyalipennis  (Fallén, 1815)
Diptera: other groups: Tachinidae

Litophasia hyalipennis (female) Copyright: Jeremy Richardson

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National status: Extinct

Additional Phenology Data


Litophasia hyalipennis (male)
Litophasia hyalipennis (male)
Litophasia hyalipennis (female)
Litophasia hyalipennis (female)

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Litophasia hyalipennis, a parasitic fly recorded in 1887 from Sussex (Belshaw 1993), was believed to be extinct until rediscovered at Northfleet in Kent in 1987 (Clemons 1992). It is listed in the Red Data Book and Falk (1991) as an Appendix species. In 1996 the species was recorded at Chafford Hundred in south Essex (O'Toole & Ismay 1997) and P.R. Harvey has collected it at further south Essex locations including a number now lost to development. References

Species text last edited on Sun May 29th 2016 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 20 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 10 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 13 records with habitat detail and method information)

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