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Species Account for Opomyza punctata

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Opomyza punctata  Haliday, 1833
Diptera: other groups: Opomyzidae

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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 3 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Opomyza punctata is a small fly with spotted wings. Records are widely scattered in England, with about twenty known post-1960 sites (status review in prep.). In Essex it has been recorded from the Lower Lee, Roding Meadows and West Thurrock. The larvae of this family develop in the stems of grasses although the host plant is not known. It has been caught in Dactylis dominated areas, but also from Arrhenatherum-dominated sward on coastal dunes. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 7 records with habitat detail and method information)

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