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Chrysogaster virescens

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Chrysogaster virescens Reply with quote

Chrysogaster virescens Loew, 1854

Identification ease/difficulty: 3

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 8:41 am    Post subject: Species account from the Provisional atlas Reply with quote

Species account from Provisional atlas of British hoverflies, Ball & Morris, 2000.

Chrysogaster virescens Loew, 1854

Biology: The larvae of this genus are aquatic, but this species remains unknown. Associated with boggy, acidic locations with carr, wooded stream-sides or damp scrub. Adults are frequently found at flowers, including those of Sarothamnus scoparia, white umbels (including Filipendula) and Ranunculus

Distribution: Although widely distributed, this species appears to occur mainly in the north and west, and is locally frequent in the Scottish Highlands. In the south-east it seems to be confined to acid heathland locations
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