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Species Account for Poecilobothrus ducalis

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Poecilobothrus ducalis  (Loew, 1857)
Diptera: other groups: Dolichopodidae

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National status: RDB2

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 2 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Poecilobothrus ducalis is a small dancefly recorded from Essex, Kent, Sussex and Somerset. It is known from only eight sites recently in Britain. It is found by saltmarsh pools and also brackish ditches in levels marshes. The adults fly are found on patches of mud beside these pools and ditches where they are predators of small insects. The larvae may be predatory in mud beside saline pools and ditches. It is important to retain mud banks of low gradient associated with saline ditches, currently achieved at some sites by cattle poaching the edges of borrowdykes. References

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


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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 3 records with structural habitat information)

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

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