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Species Account for Solva marginata

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Solva marginata  (Meigen, 1820)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Xylomyidae

 
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National status: Scarce
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important
Saproxylic species



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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
 
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Species text
Solva marginata is essentially a fly of southern England, though with scattered records as far north as Yorkshire. It is fairly regular in southern old woods with about 25 known post-1960 sites known to Falk (1991). The species is now known to be less uncommon than previously thought. The larvae develop in the rotten wood or beneath sappy bark of a range of broadleaved trees, especially poplar and aspen, but also including sycamore, oak, ash and walnut. Fallen trees are preferred, though it would appear that live trees with some dead bark can be exploited. Any post mature or dead trees within a site should be retained, ensuring continuity of these in the future. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 8 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 8 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 9 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Solva marginata

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