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Eupeodes nitens

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

Eupeodes nitens (Zetterstedt, 1843)

NomenclatureIdentification ease/difficulty: 4

StatusHabitat 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.

Eupeodes nitens (Zetterstedt, 1843) Syrphus nitens Zetterstedt in Coe (1953), Metasyrphus nitens (Zetterstedt) in Stubbs & Falk (1983)

Biology: The larvae are undescribed, but it has been reared from a larva collected off Cirsium in alpine grassland (Goeldlin quoted in Speight, 1998). Adults are usually found in mature deciduous woodland where they visit flowers, especially white umbels and yellow composites, in glades and rides. According to Speight (1998) they are largely arboreal

Distribution: A scarce species with records widely scattered throughout Britain, but concentrated in the forest belt of southern-central England, and the woods of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, such as Wyre Forest
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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 NITENS (Zetterstedt) NOTABLE

DISTRIBUTION Records scattered widely in England and Wales, extending as far north as Yorkshire, but with a strong southerly bias.

HABITAT Broadleaved woodland. The association with old forests is particularly strong.

ECOLOGY Larvae probably aphidophagous. Adults recorded from May to August, probably as two broods and visit a range of flowers, especially umbels.

STATUS An extremely local species with about 15 known post 1960 sites. It can be confused with the commoner M. latifasciatus and could be under recorded to some extent.

THREAT The destruction of ancient woodland for agriculture and intensive forestry. The shading out of rides and clearings within woodland.

MANAGEMENT Maintain open rides and clearings which may contain larval feeding sites and flowers for the adults to feed on. Coppicing could be beneficial.
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