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Species Account for Platycheirus immarginatus

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Platycheirus immarginatus  (Zetterstedt, 1849)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

 
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National status: Scarce
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened



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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
3 recent records, very scattered, Fobbing Marsh (grazing marsh), Maldon (saltmarsh) and Tilty (semi-improved grassland).

Species text
Records are widely dispersed in England, Wales and Scotland, but it is a very local species with about 25 known post 1960 sites. In Essex when the Essex Red Data list was prepared in 2002, there were 3 recent records, very scattered, Fobbing Marsh (grazing marsh), Maldon (saltmarsh) and Tilty (semi-improved grassland). It is found mainly on brackish coastal marshes, including saline marsh along tidal rivers. Larvae are probably aphidophagous and adults are known to visit a range of flowers.A natural hydological regime should be maintained, with a full succession or mosaic of vegetation types including pools, ditches and their marginal vegetation (Falk, 1991). References

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

Habitats

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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

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

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