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Species Account for Bombylius major

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Bombylius major  Linnaeus, 1758
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Bombyliidae

female ovipositing Copyright: Robert Smith

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

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Records: 533
First Record: 1963
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 47
Pre-1992 hectads: 25
Total hectads: 50
Additional Phenology Data


Bombylius major March 2012
Bombylius major March 2012
female ovipositing
female ovipositing
mating pair
mating pair
Bombylius major on Choisya ternata 'Sundance' flower
Bombylius major on Choisya ternata 'Sundance' flower
Bombylius major flight1
Bombylius major flight1
Bombylius major
Bombylius major
Bombylius major in flight
Bombylius major in flight

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 56 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 28 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 533 records with habitat detail and method information)

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