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Species Account for Pherbellia schoenherri

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Pherbellia schoenherri  (Fallén, 1826)
Diptera: other groups: Sciomyzidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 12
First Record: 1981
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 5
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 5
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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Genuinely uncommon, records from Great Sampford and Hatfield Forest.

Species text
This small snail killing fly with prominently spotted wings is widely distributed and not uncommon, but never numerous. There are only two other Essex records. Adults are found in the marginal vegetation of ponds and ditches, especially in fens and levels marshes. Eggs are laid on the shells of Succinea sp and the larvae develop as specialised internal parasitoids. Only one larvae can complete development in each host. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 12 records with habitat detail and method information)

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