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Leucozona glaucia

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

Leucozona glaucia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Identification 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.

Leucozona glaucia (Linnaeus, 1758) Syrphus glaucius Linnaeus in Coe (1953)

Biology: The larvae prey on ground layer aphids. A woodland species, typically found in clearings, rides, and tracksides, but also in tall vegetation along roadside hedgerows, scrub, etc. Adults are usually seen visiting flowers, especially white umbels such as Heracleum and Angelica,

Distribution: Widely distributed in well-wooded lowland areas throughout Britain, but possibly more of a northern and western species than L. laternaria. The gap in distribution in eastern England and East Anglia appears to be genuine, and not an artefact of recorder effort
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