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Species Account for Pipizella virens

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Pipizella virens  (Fabricius, 1805)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

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



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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
 
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Species text
Much scarcer than Pipizella viduata, P. virens is largely restricted to the lowlands of south-east England, although there are a few records from northern England, south-west England and Wales. Larvae feed on wax secreting aphids at roots of Umbelliferae probably mainly on Anthriscus. On the continent, the larvae are reported to be associated with aphids on the roots of white umbels. Found in taller and lusher vegetation than P. viduata, in a range of situations including woodland and scrub edges, the fringes of wetlands, and clifftop and other coastal grassland. Adults stay close to the ground and will bask on sunlit leaves, but are sometimes found visiting taller flowers including white umbels (Ball & Morris 2000). References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 48 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 37 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 40 records with habitat detail and method information)

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