Return to HRS home page Dipterists Forum
A Dipterists Forum recording scheme

Navigation
Home
Forum
Photo gallery
Maps
Checklist
Hoverfly Newsletter
Memberlist
User-groups
FAQ
Search

User
Username:

Password:

 Remember me



I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE


Search

Advanced Search

Who is Online

In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

Registered Users: None

[ View complete list ]


Most users ever online was 248 on Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:53 pm


Trichopsomyia flavitarsis

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Hoverfly Recording Scheme Forum Index -> The Species
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
stuart
Site Admin


Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 737
Location: Peterborough, UK

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Trichopsomyia flavitarsis Reply with quote

Trichopsomyia flavitarsis (Meigen, 1822)

NomenclatureIdentification ease/difficulty: 2

Sources of information
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
stuart
Site Admin


Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 737
Location: Peterborough, UK

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.

Trichopsomyia flavitarsis (Meigen, 1822) Parapenium flavitarsis (Meigen, 1822) in Coe (1953) and Kloet & Hincks (1976)

Biology: The larvae have been recorded feeding on the psyllid Livia juncorum in the galls that this insect forms on Juncus articulatus, but it may have additional predation strategies. Found in wet situations including fen, rushy meadows and boggy areas in moorland including Myrica stands and Molinia grasslands. Adults fly low amongst dense vegetation and visit low-growing flowers, such as Potentilla erecta and Narthecium. Males hover in small groups near shelter, such as bushes

Distribution: Locally abundant where suitable habitat occurs, extending well above the tree line in the Scottish Highlands. Field experience suggests that this species is more frequent in the north and west of Britain, but this is not obvious from the map, which may reflect lower levels of recording in these areas. In southern Britain it is much more restricted by the availability of its habitat, but can still be found in suitable localities
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Hoverfly Recording Scheme Forum Index -> The Species All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group