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Cheilosia fasciata (Diptera: Syrphidae) new to Denmark

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We report the first records to Denmark of the hoverfly Cheilosia fasciata Schiner & Egger, 1853. The larvae live as leaf miners on Allium ursinum L. (ramsons). The mines are conspicuous and easily recorded. We first found larvae and mines in a forest on the island of Falster in south-eastern Denmark in 2014. Search for larvae and adults during the 2015 season across Denmark – assisted by numerous volunteers – resulted in a total of four inhabited forest sites, all on Falster and within a distance of 10 km. Thus, the species is most likely a recent immigrant from northern Germany. It will probably continue to spread in the years to come.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftEntomologisk Tidskrift
Vol/bind137
Sider (fra-til)131-135
Antal sider5
ISSN0013-886X
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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