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Species Account for Stratiomys potamida

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Stratiomys potamida  Meigen, 1822
Diptera: Larger Brachycera: Stratiomyidae

Stratiomys potamida male 20150721-2522 Copyright: Phil Collins

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Taxonomic group: soldier flies and allies (Diptera: Larger Brachycera) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

Records: 38
First Record: 1966
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 14
Pre-1992 hectads: 8
Total hectads: 18
Additional Phenology Data


Banded General Soldier Fly 2
Banded General Soldier Fly 2
Banded General Soldier Fly 1
Banded General Soldier Fly 1
Stratiomys potamida male 20150721-2522
Stratiomys potamida male 20150721-2522
Stratiomys potamida male 20150721-2508
Stratiomys potamida male 20150721-2508
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Stratiomys potamida 2
Stratiomys potamida
Stratiomys potamida

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Stratiomys potamida is a spectacular large yellowish soldier fly of wetlands, including fens, damp heaths, damp woodlands, alder carr and coastal landslips and ravines. Records are widely dispersed in England as far north as Northumberland and also into south Wales. Larvae develop in the mud of seepage marsh, and away from seepages, in the mud and standing water amongst vegetation at the edge of ponds and ditches. They probably take three or four years to develop and seem able to tolerate quite severe drying out of sites in summer droughts (Falk, 1991a). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 6 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 38 records with habitat detail and method information)

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