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Platycheirus amplus

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

Platycheirus amplus Curran, 1927

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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 amplus Currant, 1927

Biology: Larvae not yet known. This recently described species has been found in poor fens and around moorland flushes where the fly low down amongst sedges and other tall vegetation in the vicinity of water

Distribution: Having already been found in Ireland (Speight & Vockeroth 1988), this species was added to the British list from Scotland in 1990. An older specimen, dated 1910 and previously identified as P. peltatus, was subsequently located in the collections of the Royal Museum of Scotland (Rotheray, 1990). There are still few British records, all from Scotland
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