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Species Account for Parydroptera discomyzina

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Parydroptera discomyzina  Collin, 1913
Diptera: other groups: Ephydridae

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National status: RDB2

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 4 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
The Recorder species account states that Parydroptera discomyzina has been recorded from four sites on the coast of southern England from Suffolk to Sussex. In addition to this, the NBN Gateway map also shows records from North Wales and the Bristol Channel. Previously recorded from Barling Marshes in 1980, records in 2005 from Fobbing Marshes and West Thurrock lagoons are the first Essex records for 25 years (D.A. Smith, pers. comm.). In 2010 it was recorded from the undercliffs at Walton-on-the-Naze and in 2011 it was recorded from the reedbeds at Stanford Warren, near Stanford-le-Hope. Nationally, it has been noted from saltmarshes and coastal levels. The biology is unknown, though larvae are probably carnivores in damp, saline mud. References

Species text last edited on Tue Oct 18th 2011 by user 169


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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