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Species Account for Platycheirus occultus

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Platycheirus occultus  Goeldlin de Tiefenau, Maibach & Speight, 1990
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
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This recently recognised species has proved to be widespread in Britain, associated in particular with peaty wetlands, with a wide tolerance range including fens, poor fen, boggy areas, on heathland and extending up to onto moorlands in the north and west (Stubbs& Falk, 2002). It was collected by Dan Hackett at Walthamstow Marshes in 2000, and again during the current survey. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 4 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 4 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Platycheirus occultus

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