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Essex Field Club
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Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Platypalpus cothurnatus

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Platypalpus cothurnatus  Macquart, 1827
Diptera: other groups: Hybotidae

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National status: Scarce

Additional Phenology Data


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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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Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 records with habitat information)

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

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Platypalpus cothurnatus

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