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Species Account for Oxycera rara

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Oxycera rara  (Scopoli, 1763)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Stratiomyidae

Oxycera rara 3 Copyright: Graham Ekins

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Oxycera rara 4
Oxycera rara  4
Oxycera rara 3
Oxycera rara 3
Oxycera rara 2
Oxycera rara 2
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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Probably small localised populations. Recorded from Barking Levels (now almost completely lost to development), Danbury, South Stifford, Walthamstow Marshes and Epping Forest.

Species text
It is fairly widespread in southern and midland England, scarcely extending further north before being replace by O. dives. In Essex there are probably small localised populations, and it has been recorded e.g. from Barking Levels (now almost completely lost to development), Danbury, South Stifford Walthamstow Marshes and Sandon. The larvae have been found in moss and on mud in open seepages associated with springs, and on wet mud at the margins of ponds and ditches. It is a species of open sunny places, where adults can normally be seen sitting on herbage or the sunlit foliage of nearby trees (Stubbs & Drake 2001). References

Species text last edited on Fri May 2nd 2008 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 8 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 6 records with structural habitat information)

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

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