Species Account for Pipizella maculipennis
Pipizella maculipennis (Meigen, 1822)
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
Considered extinct in Essex for a hundred years until very recently when it was taken in a garden in Lexden, Colchester near to its original site.There are very few British records of this fly, so any Essex population is of regional importance. The life history and habitat of this species are virtually unknown.