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Species Account for Pyratula perpusilla

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Pyratula perpusilla  (Edwards, 1913)
Diptera: other groups: Keroplatidae

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National status: RDB3

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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
Records of this fungus gnat are scattered through southern England with an isolated record for Northumberland. The status is revised from RDB 3 (Shirt 1987 and Falk 1991); the wide extent of occurrence indicates Nationally Scarce. Habitat sssociations are rather unclear; several records refer to coastal grasslands and dunes, while inland it has been found mainly in chalk grassland and fens. The Welsh sites are damp heaths. The larvae may be web-forming predators on terrestrial substrates as are some other Keroplatinae (Falk & Chandler, 2005). Vegetation structure of open sites should be maintained and rotational management used to produce a mosaic of vegetation types. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 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 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Pyratula perpusilla

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