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Species Account for Odontomyia tigrina

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Odontomyia tigrina  (Fabricius, 1775)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Stratiomyidae

Odontomyia tigrina

 
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National status: Scarce
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important



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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
 
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This is a soldier fly whose larvae develop in shallow water in ponds and marshes amongst vegetable matter. The vast majority of records are for southern England where it is highly localised but regular in a number of fens, damp heaths and coastal levels in southern England. Falk (1991a) states that there are about 60 known post 1960 sites with particularly strong populations on the coastal marshes of Monmouthshire, Somerset and the Thames estuary and that it seems to prefer water bodies with a rich flora and where both emergent and floating vegetation is present; on the Gwent and Somerset Levels it was found to prefer the narrower ditches with much emergent vegetation and to be least frequent in the large drainage diches, in ditches that were especially choked with vegetation or where cleared in the previous year. Rotational pond/ditch management will be necessary to maintain a high, stable water level ensuring the presence of some standing water, retaining reasonable amounts of suitable ditch. References

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

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 19 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 16 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 16 records with habitat detail and method information)

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