Calliopum aeneum

Description

Length: 3.5 to 4.5 mm.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Habitat

Flower rich meadows and hedgerows.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Some sources suggest that the larvae mine the stems of Red Clover. However, Semelbauer & Kozánek reared the larva from egg to puparium on rotting leaves of Prunus avium. This suggests that the species is an aspecific detritus-feeder, like most of its congeners.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Species group:
Flies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Lauxaniidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
26/09/2022 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
26/09/2022 (Nicholls, David)

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