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Species Account for Neoitamus cyanurus

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Neoitamus cyanurus  (Loew, 1849)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Asilidae

Neoitamus cyanurus

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Neoitamus cyanurus
Neoitamus cyanurus

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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from Epping Forest, Brentwood, Hadleigh Great Wood and Thurrock.

Species text
This robberfly has a wide distribution from southern England to the Moray Firth area of Scotland. It is generally a woodland species, especially ancient woods, where it is most usually found on foliage along woodland rides. Small moths appear to be the favoured prey (Stubbs & Drake, 2001). In Essex prior to 1970 this woodland species had only been recorded in Epping Forest and 'Colchester' (Harwood, 1903), but since then there have been occasional records from a number of scattered localities. References

Species text last edited on Sat Jun 14th 2008 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 7 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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