Species Accounts

Dexia rustica (Fabricius, 1775)

Synonymsrustica (Fabricius, 1775 - Musca) [=provenio (Harris, [1780] - Musca), unavailable] [=longipes (Stephens, 1829 - Musca), unavailable] [=?sericea (Donovan, 1808 - Musca), preocc.]
Shaw & Ford (1991)-
Belshaw (1993)Biology in Walker (1943). Between I and 6 larvae develop per host, overwintering within it in their second instar. Hosts: root-feeding Melolonthinae larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), chiefly Meiolontha and Amphimallon. In Britain: Melolontha meiolontha, Amphimallon solstitialis and Phyllopertha horticola (all Walker, 1943). British distribution: S.England, Midlands (Hereford and Notts*), Wales and N.England (Yorks*). Habitat: in Europe usually found in meadows, fields and woodland margins (Herting, 1960). Flight period: early July to late August (at least 50 records). 1 generation per year.
Tschorsnig & Herting (1994)Europe to Central Sweden; NS NW HE RP BW BY NB / A CH. Meadows deforested areas. Early June to Early October (especially July) 1 generation. On flowers or in grass; locally common. Melolontha spp Amphimallon solstitialis L individuals also Phyllopertha horticola L Rhizotrogus aequinoctialis Herbst and R. marginipes Muls. (Scarabaeidae).
JNCC review (1996)-
Shaw & Ford (2000)-
NBN code NBNSYS0000030051 BRC code 1601
StatusUnknown BENHS drawer1.1
* mapping provided courtesy of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN); all other content is copyright Chris Raper and respective authors/creators.

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