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Leucozona lucorum

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Leucozona lucorum Reply with quote

Leucozona lucorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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.

Leucozona lucorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Biology: The larvae prey on ground layer aphids. Adults fly in dappled sunshine in situations such as woodland rides and edges, roadside verges and hedgerows, where they are often found in association with Silene dioica and Stellaria holostea

Distribution: One of the characteristic hoverflies of early spring throughout lowland Britain, with an earlier flight period than the other Leucozona species. However, it can be found in small numbers throughout the summer suggesting a partial second brood
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