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Platycheirus angustatus

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

Platycheirus angustatus (Zetterstedt, 1843)

Identification ease/difficulty: 3

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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 angustatus (Zetterstedt, 1843)

Biology: The larvae feed on aphids within the ground layer. Found in damp grassland situations such as marsh, fen and seasonally flooded, unimproved grassland. Adults fly low down amongst tall, emergent vegetation and are usually found by sweeping. Visits a range of flowers including the flower heads of sedges and grasses

Distribution: Widespread and common throughout Britain
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