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Species Account for Syntormon filiger

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Syntormon filiger  Verrall, 1912
Diptera: other groups: Dolichopodidae

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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
The small dolichopodid fly Syntormon filiger appears to be mainly a coastal species widely recorded in Britain from Hampshire to Dumfries and East Lothian. This is a localised species, but the ten post-1960 records are from sites across the known range and it may prove to be more common than present records suggest. There are only two or three other Essex records. Records for which there are habitat details refer to brackish pools behind shingle ridges, and saltmarsh. The biology of this species is unknown. Known coastal sites should be managed so as to preserve existing natural features, especially marshy areas (Falk & Crossley, 2005). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 4 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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