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Species Account for Pocota personata

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Pocota personata  (Harris, [1780])
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae

21st May 2014 Epping Forest (2) Copyright: Jeremy Richardson

 
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National status: RDB2
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered
Saproxylic species



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21st May 2014 Epping Forest (2)
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21st May 2014 Epping Forest
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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
One female was caught in May 2000, the first record since 1947 (Ismay 2001). Adults are notoriously elusive possibly inhabiting the tree canopy. Larvae live in rot holes in ancient trees. An ancient woodland indicator species.


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