Species Account for Ferdinandea ruficornis
Ferdinandea ruficornis (Fabricius, 1775)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable
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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Available county data
Essex Red Data List comment
Known recently only from one captured in a malaise trap in a garden in Harold Hill. Its presence may indicate a population in nearby Dagnam Park. Larvae live in sap runs and adults are known to be elusive.