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Species Account for Heringia vitripennis

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Heringia vitripennis  (Meigen, 1822)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 30
First Record: 1976
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 10
Pre-1992 hectads: 5
Total hectads: 12
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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Available county data   
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This hoverfly is widely distributed, at least within England, but infrequently found. It is rare in Essex. The larvae are mainly predacious on adelgid aphids and have been found attacking the woolly aphid on firs and coccids on Lombardy Poplar. Woodland rides and margins provide typical habitat (Stubbs & Falk 2002). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 3 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 30 records with habitat detail and method information)

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