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Species Account for Tephritis matricariae

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Tephritis matricariae  (Loew, 1844)
Diptera: other groups: Tephritidae

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

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Records: 157
First Record: 2001
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 18
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 18

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This species has only been recorded from Kent or Essex, with all locations shown in Clemons (2004) being in E. Kent except for one 10km square location in W. Kent. It was first collected in South Essex by P.R. Harvey at Belton Hills in 2001, with further records from further sites in Southe Essex near the Thames since. A single female from Kirby-le-Soken during 2003 is the first record for N. Essex (D.A. Smith, pers. comm.). The species is quite widespread in the Mediterranean up to central Germany, but almost absent more in the north. Its host plant is probably Crepis vesicaria ssp. taraxacifolia and C. capillaris (Clemons 2000). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 113 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 33 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 157 records with habitat detail and method information)

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