Galls of Lipara lucens at Moore Nature Reserve

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Galls of Lipara lucens at Moore Nature Reserve

Postby SteveMcBill on Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:53 am

Galls of Lipara lucens at Moore Nature Reserve:

On Wednesday 25th March 2015 I found galls of the Chloropid fly Lipara lucens on Phragmites growing in the old Latchford Canal at the eastern end of Moore Nature Reserve, Moore, Warrington (SJ59528644). I believe these may be the first record of this species in Cheshire.

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Re: Galls of Lipara lucens at Moore Nature Reserve

Postby John_Bratton on Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Did you rear any ?

I've had both lucens and rufitarsis emerge from galls that, from their shape, ought to be lucens. Also another chloropid often comes out.

I don't know what the trick is for successful rearing. Galls from the Humber nearly always produce something, while galls from Anglesey haven't done so after several attempts.

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Re: Galls of Lipara lucens at Moore Nature Reserve

Postby SteveMcBill on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Sadly John, despite collecting plenty, I never had any emergences. Perhaps I will try again this coming year.

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