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Platycheirus granditarsus

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Platycheirus granditarsus Reply with quote

Platycheirus granditarsus (Forster, 1771)

NomenclatureIdentification ease/difficulty: 1

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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.

Platycheirus granditarsus (Forster, 1771) Pyrophaena granditarsa (Forster) in Stubbs & Falk (1983)

Biology: Larvae undescribed. Pupae have been found in wetland flood litter. It occurs in wet meadows and in the lush vegetation fringing marshes, pond, lakes, etc including more acid habitats such as poor-fen and Molinia grassland. Adults fly amongst stands of tall vegetation such as Juncus and Phragmites and frequently settle on the stems. They visit a wide range of flowers, especially Ranunculus, and males can be found hovering over open areas such as paths

Distribution: Widespread and common
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