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#1 2017-09-13 16:21:15

epeat
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Name: Lizzy Peat
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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Now the UK and Hampshire BAPs are no longer active.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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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
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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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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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#5 2017-09-27 13:28:52

adamwright
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Re: Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

Hi Lizzie, I live on the Isle of Wight but do quite a lot of work in Hampshire. I would class Urophora quadrifasciata  as a common species in Hampshire. It is generally abundant on most of the sites I have visited in the county where black knapweed occurs in some quantity.
Hope that helps,
Adam Wright.

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#6 2017-09-27 19:37:24

Laurence Clemons
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Re: Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

There are 50 records of Urophora quadrifasciata from Hampshire (vice-counties 11 and 12) on the Tephritidae Recording Scheme database. In vice-county 11 it has been recorded from 29 monads in 14 hectads and in vice-county 12 from 12 monads in 11 hectads. The last known record was of a male collected by Richard Dickson at Old Winchester Hill NNR SU6420 on 1 August 2016. The number of known monads and hectads from the other vice-counties is 3 (1, 1); 6 (6, 4); 7 (2, 3); 8 (12, 8); 9 (30, 17); 10 (17, 9); 13 (13, 9); 14 (24, 12); 15 (58, 21); 16 (57, 19); 17 (35, 14); 18 (39, 14); 19 (3, 3); 20 (3, 4); 21 (10, 6); 22 (6, 6); 23 (1, 4); 24 (5, 3); 25 (6, 4); 26 (2, 2); 27 (1, 1); 28 (7, 4); 29 (4, 4); 31 (6, 4); 32 (13, 10); 33 (2, 2); 34 (3, 2); 35 (5, 3); 36 (1, 1); 38 (18, 10); 39 (1, 1); 40 (5, 4); 41 (2, 2); 42 (1, 1); 53 (0, 1); 54 (1, 1); 55 (2, 2); 56 (3, 3); 57 (9, 8); 58 (0, 1); 61 (5, 5); 63 (20, 10); 64 (1, 1); 75 (1, 1) and 106 (1, 1).

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#7 2017-09-27 21:04:06

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Re: Urophora quadrifasciata - Status in Hampshire?

I've only done 3 Hampshire sites this season, two of which had black knapweed. It was present in numbers at both.

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