|Synonyms||rustica (Fabricius, 1775 - Musca)
[=provenio (Harris,  - 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)||-|