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Species Account for Madiza pachymera

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Madiza pachymera  Becker, 1908
Diptera: other groups: Milichiidae

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National status: RDB3
Saproxylic species

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 4 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Madiza pachymera has only recently been recognised as British, and was previously included under M. brittanica. Few confirmed localities are known, from the Isle of Wight to Huntingdonshire. The species has been recorded from old broadleaved woodland and other situations that have experienced a long continuity of dead wood and old or diseased trees. It appears to develop in rotten wood detritus and the retention of any dead wood and old or diseased trees is important, ensuring continuity and a range in the size and state of decay of dead wood. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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