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Species Account for Philonicus albiceps

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Philonicus albiceps  (Meigen, 1820)
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Asilidae

Philonicus albiceps

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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: 46
First Record: 1990
Latest Record: 2022

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

Additional Phenology Data


Philonicus albiceps
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Essex Red Data List comment
Restricted to dunes. Recorded from Colne Point and Crabknowe Spit.

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This robber fly is characteristic of coastal sand dunes, sitting on bare sand among marram and more rarely at sandy places inland. It is widespread on the coasts of England and Wales, but in Essex has only been recorded at Colne Point and Crabknowe Spit (south of Harwich). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 38 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 39 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 46 records with habitat detail and method information)

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