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Species Account for Melieria cana

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Melieria cana  (Loew, 1858)
Diptera: other groups: Ulidiidae

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National status: Scarce

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 5 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Melieria cana has scattered records around the coasts of Britain, but is very local with about a dozen known post-1960 sites. It is found in saltmarsh, coastal marsh and sparsely vegetated sand and shingle at, or just above the high tide lines. A full transition of vegetation types and unimpeded tidal patterns should be maintained on saltmarsh. Brackish ditches should be maintained as should reasonably high water levels in grazing marsh using rotational ditch and pond management where necessary to ensure a range of vegetation types (unpublished national status review). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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

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