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Species Account for Melieria picta

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Melieria picta  (Meigen, 1826)
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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The species has a strong southeastern bias with records extending from the Isle of Wight to Yorkshire. The vast majority of records are from the Thames estuary, from saltmarsh and brackish ditches and fleets of coastal levels. The larvae possibly develop in decaying vegetable matter. Management should maintain a full transition of vegetation types on saltmarsh, unimpeded tidal patterns and use rotational ditch management to ensure a range of vegetation types and salinity. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 84 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 54 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 48 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Melieria picta

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