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Species Account for Acrosathe annulata

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Acrosathe annulata  (Fabricius, 1805)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Therevidae

Acrosathe annulata male Copyright: P.R. Harvey

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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Records: 7
First Record: 1992
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 3
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 3

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Acrosathe annulata male
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Essex Red Data List comment
Restricted to dunes, recorded from Colne Point.

Species text
The stiletto fly Acrosanthe annulata may be plentiful on dunes where adults are well camouflaged as they sit on hot bare sand among marram or sometimes paths through fixed dunes. It is likely to be found on most coastal dunes on the mainland of Britain (Stubbs & Drake 2001). The only Essex records are from Colne Point where Neil Harvey found it in 1998 (D.A. Smith, county database). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 7 records with habitat detail and method information)

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