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Species Account for Stratiomys potamida

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Stratiomys potamida  Meigen, 1822
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Stratiomyidae

Stratiomys potamida male 20150721-2522 Copyright: Phil Collins

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



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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
 
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Stratiomys potamida is a spectacular large yellowish soldier fly of wetlands, including fens, damp heaths, damp woodlands, alder carr and coastal landslips and ravines. Records are widely dispersed in England as far north as Northumberland and also into south Wales. Larvae develop in the mud of seepage marsh, and away from seepages, in the mud and standing water amongst vegetation at the edge of ponds and ditches. They probably take three or four years to develop and seem able to tolerate quite severe drying out of sites in summer droughts (Falk, 1991a). References

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

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