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Eupeodes bucculatus

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Eupeodes bucculatus Reply with quote

Eupeodes bucculatus (Rondani, 1857)

NomenclatureIdentification ease/difficulty: 4

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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.

Eupeodes latilunulatus (Collin, 1931) Syrphus latilunulatus Collin in Coe (1953), Metasyrphus latilunulatus (Collin) in Stubbs & Falk (1983)

Biology: The larvae are aphidophagous and have been found on Cirsium arvense. Adult requirements are little known, but most records refer to conifer woods, with acid heathlands and wetlands also mentioned. It has been found visiting yellow composites, Euphorbia, Narthecium, Salix, Sorbus and Stellaria and has also been recorded from a garden Malaise trap

Distribution: Records are few and widely scattered; misidentifications are a problem, and it may be overlooked amongst large numbers of similar black and yellow hoverflies . There is a possibility that this could be a rare migrant/vagrant. Large scale movements apparently occur out of Scandinavia in August/September
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Data sheet from National Review of Diptera, Falk, 1991 Reply with quote

Datasheet from the Review of Scarce and Threatened Diptera, Falk (1991).

METASYRPHUS LATILUNULATUS (Collin) NOTABLE </FONT>DIPTERA<TD ALIGN=Right> SYRPHIDAE</TABLE><TABLE BORDER=0 CELLPADDING=7>

DISTRIBUTION Records scattered widely in England as far north as Yorkshire.

HABITAT Preferences unclear, known from woods and heaths.

ECOLOGY Larvae probably aphidophagous. Adults recorded from May to September, probably as two broods.

STATUS Its close resemblence to the common M. luniger has probably led to it being largely overlooked or misidentified. About 10 post 1960 sites are known, but some specimens may require checking.

THREAT Loss of habitat to agriculture and intensive forestry. Shading out of rides and clearings within woodland.

MANAGEMENT Maintain open rides and clearings in woods with plenty of flowers for adult feeding; also a mosaic of vegetation types on heathland using traditional management techniques.
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