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Species Account for Platypalpus cothurnatus

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Platypalpus cothurnatus  Macquart, 1827
Diptera: other groups: Hybotidae

 
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National status: Scarce



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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
 
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The status of this small predatory empidid was revised from Notable in Falk & Crossley (2005). It is found on low vegetation and bushes in a variety of sites such as damp woodland, river banks and wetlands. The larval biology is unknown, but larvae of this genus are predatory in a range of situations including soil and rotten vegetation. Records widely scattered in England as far north as Northumberland, and in South Wales. References

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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