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Species Account for Sarcophila latifrons

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Sarcophila latifrons  (Fallén, 1817)
Diptera: other groups: Sarcophagidae

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National status: Scarce

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Sarcophila latifrons?is a Nationally Scarce flesh fly usually found in coastal dunes and beaches. It is widely distributed but very local on southern coasts from Glamorgan to Norfolk, but most often recorded from Cornwall. It has been reared from carrion and dead insects, and may possibly be a parasitoid or predator of grasshoppers. It has been recorded from several localities in the East Thames Corridor, one in the Lee Valley and one at Colne Point in North Essex. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 82 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 44 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 30 records with habitat detail and method information)

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