Species Account for Tetanocera robusta
Tetanocera robusta Loew, 1847
Diptera: other groups: Sciomyzidae
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Essex RDB: Listed
Additional Phenology Data
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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data
Essex Red Data List comment
Wetland species. Scarce in Essex, records from Basildon, Epping Forest and Rowhedge.
The widespread snail killing fly Tetanocera robusta is scarce in Essex, with records from Basildon, Epping Forest and Rowhedge (Essex Red Data list). It is a wetland species whose larvae are predators of aquatic snails. References