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Species Account for Thereva bipunctata

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Thereva bipunctata  Meigen, 1820
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Therevidae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable

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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Restricted to dune/heath habitat. Recorded from dune-like PFA lagoon habitat at Barking Levels (now destroyed) and Chafford Hundred (area now built on).

Species text
This small stiletto fly is widely distributed on coastal dunes on the east coast. It also occurs inland although this is rather unusual, notable in the Breck district of East Anglia and on some heaths and commons (Stubbs & Drake 2001). In Essex there are very few records including Barking PFA lagoons (now destroyed) and Chafford Hundred (area probably now destroyed). References

Species text last edited on Fri Nov 30th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 18 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 13 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 8 records with habitat detail and method information)

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