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Species Account for Micropeza lateralis

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Micropeza lateralis  Meigen, 1826
Diptera: other groups: Micropezidae

Micropeza lateralis on broom Copyright: Robert Smith

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data

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Status: Notable

Records: 25
First Record: 1981
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 4
Pre-1992 hectads: 2
Total hectads: 6

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Micropeza lateralis on broom
Micropeza lateralis on broom
Micropeza lateralis
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 5 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
This stilt-legged fly is local in the south east, but rare elsewhere with about 30 known post-1960 sites. Its status has been revised from RARE (Shirt 1987). It is mainly found on heathland, usually preferring lush damper areas near trees and bushes or beside streams. A number of recent records state a close association with bushes of broom. The larvae possibly develop in leaf litter or soil and adults have been swept from foliage of broom and surrounding grasses (status review in preparation). References

Species text last edited on Tue Aug 18th 2009 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 8 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 7 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 25 records with habitat detail and method information)

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