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Species Account for Triglyphus primus

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Triglyphus primus  Loew, 1840
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Available county data

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Status: NS

Essex RDB: Listed
Records: 35
First Record: 1984
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 9
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 9

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Species text
Triglymus primus is rather scarce and local in south-east Britain from around Dorset and Wiltshire eastwards, and north to about a line between the Mersey and the Humber. The larvae are aphidophagous, and appear to be specific to the galls induced by Cryptosiphum artimisae on Artemisia vulgaris. Adults are elusive, but tend to be found visiting flowers such as white umbels or resting on sunny foliage in the sorts of places that Artemisia grows. These include urban waste ground, abandoned quarries and disused railway lines, but also semi-natural grassland with an element of disturbance (Ball & Morris, 2000). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 23 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 11 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 35 records with habitat detail and method information)

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