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Platycheirus tarsalis

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

Platycheirus tarsalis (Schummel, 1837)

Identification ease/difficulty: 2

Habitat indicator statusSources of information
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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 tarsalis (Schummel, 1836)

Biology: Larvae unknown. A woodland species, typically found along herb-rich rides, woodland edges or hedgerows. In spring it is most often found visiting the flowers of Alliaria petiolata in, but it will visit a range of other flowers

Distribution: This was believed to be a scarce species, but recent records suggest it is a widespread and often abundant woodland hoverfly in the southern lowlands and Midlands where it appears to prefer woodlands on clay. There are scattered records throughout the north and west extending north to Inverness
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