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Species Account for Neoascia interrupta

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Neoascia interrupta  (Meigen, 1822)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

 
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National status: Scarce
Essex RDB: Listed



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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
Can tolerate mild brackish conditions.

Species text
Neoascia interrupta was only added to this British list in 1981, but is now known to be locally frequent on the coastal marshes of Sussex, Kent and Essex with about 20 known post 1960 sites (12 in Essex) known to Falk (1991a). It occurs in ditches and ponds on brackish coastal marshes and inland fens and marshes. There appears to be some association with Typha, and lush ditches with fool's celery Apium nodiflorum are particularly favoured. The larvae probably live in wet mud or vegetation as detritus feeders. A high, stable water level should be maintained and rotational ditch and pond management employed to ensure all successional stages are present every year. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 14 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 13 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Neoascia interrupta

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