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Species Account for Campiglossa absinthii

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Campiglossa absinthii  (Fabricius, 1805)
Diptera: other groups: Tephritidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 18
First Record: 1979
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 7
Pre-1992 hectads: 2
Total hectads: 8
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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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In White (1988) states that this picture winged fly is recently recorded from Kent, Norfolk, Surrey and Sussex, with old scattered English records as far north as Yorkshire. Falk (1991a) gives it as very local with about 10 known post 1960 sites with records including coastal locations, grassland, marshes and ruderal areas. The larvae are known to attack the flowerheads of the Sea Wormwood Artemisia maritima and Mugwort A. vulgaris. The fly may have low powers of dispersal and require sites where there has been a long continuity of host plants and it will be important to maintain strong populations of the host plant. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 4 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 18 records with habitat detail and method information)

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