Species Account for Litophasia hyalipennis
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National status: Extinct
Additional Phenology Data
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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data
Litophasia hyalipennis, a parasitic fly recorded in 1887 from Sussex (Belshaw 1993), was believed to be extinct until rediscovered at Northfleet in Kent in 1987 (Clemons 1992). It is listed in the Red Data Book and Falk (1991) as an Appendix species. In 1996 the species was recorded at Chafford Hundred in south Essex (O'Toole & Ismay 1997) and P.R. Harvey has collected it at further south Essex locations including a number now lost to development. References