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Species Account for Oscinimorpha arcuata

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Oscinimorpha arcuata  (Duda, 1932)
Diptera: other groups: Chloropidae

 
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National status: Scarce



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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
 
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Species text
This fly was previously considered as notable, with only a few post-1960 records for scattered localities in southern England and Anglesey in Wales. However this is now a very common Essex species being more often recorded inland than on the coast. It is found in a wide range of habitats including parks, gardens and woodlands. A common feature may be good drainage or dry conditions. The larvae are probably phytophagous and some related species develop in labiates. Management should encourage a rich and varied flora and prevent scrub invasion (national status review in preparation). References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 75 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 6 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 23 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 25 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Oscinimorpha arcuata

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