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Species Account for Rhamphomyia caliginosa

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Rhamphomyia caliginosa  Collin, 1926
Diptera: other groups: Empididae

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National status: Scarce

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 3 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Rhamphomyia caliginosa is a small predatory fly, with scattered records from southern England and Wales. It has been recorded from a wide range of wetland situations, including fens, dune slacks, and possibly coastal marshes (Recorder species account). The NBN Gateway map for this species shows eleven 10km squares from the Wash to Cornwall, all coastal except one inland record in East Anglia. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Rhamphomyia caliginosa

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