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#1 2017-09-13 16:21:15

epeat
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Name: Lizzy Peat
From: Hampshire
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Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

Hello,

Until recently we had a Hampshire Biodiversity Action plan (BAP) in Hampshire, and in this Urophora quadrifasciata was listed as ‘Widespread in the UK and in Hampshire’ but ‘locally scarce.’ It was also listed in the UK BAP Published by the JNCC.

Now the UK and Hampshire BAPs are no longer active. Urophora quadrifasciata has no other type of national designation listing, such as an IUCN listing- so my question to you now is, do you think this hoverfly should be given any other sort of local designation listing in Hampshire?

I note this species looks reasonably well distributed in Laurence Clemon’s  distribution made on 30 August 2015. We have 35 records for this species on our database, and only 5 records made since 2010….so locally I’ve not much information to go on.

What are your thoughts?

Thank you for any comments,
Kind Regards,


Lizzy Peat
Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre

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#2 2017-09-14 22:43:16

andrewsi25
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Name: Ian Andrews
From: Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Registered: 2008-07-11
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Re: Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

I can't help you with the Hampshire distribution, but just to say that Urophora quadrifasciata is not a hoverfly, but one of the Tephritidae, generally known as picture-winged flies or occasionally as fruit flies.

Ian

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#3 2017-09-15 11:30:50

epeat
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Name: Lizzy Peat
From: Hampshire
Registered: 2015-02-23
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Re: Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

Rats! Sorry, I didn't mean to write hoverfly, I meant to write tephritid- hence me starting the message in this topic.

Apologies,


Lizzy Peat
Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre

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#4 2017-09-15 21:28:31

andrewsi25
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Name: Ian Andrews
From: Pocklington, East Yorkshire
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Re: Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

Oh yes! I didn't notice it was in the Tephritid area! I think we should both rewind and start again! smile

Ian

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