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Meromyza saltatrix (Wheat Stem Maggot Fly)

Synonyms: Musca minuta; Musca pigra

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Alopecurus pratensis (field meadow-foxtail)[1]
Diarrhena americana (varioushair fescue)[1]
Elymus repens (quackgrass)[1]
Festuca rubra (red fescue)[1]
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[2]
Phleum pratense (common timothy)[2]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[2]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Apamea sordens2
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)2
Capsus ater4
Cerodontha denticornis5
Chlorops pumilionis (Gout fly)2
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)4
Deltocephalus pulicaris2
Elymana sulphurella2
Geomyza tripunctata2
Hipparchia semele (Grayling)2
Leptopterna dolabrata (meadow plant bug)5
Leptopterna ferrugata2
Macrosteles laevis2
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)3
Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)3
Opomyza florum (Wheat fly)2
Opomyza germinationis7
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)5
Oscinella nitidissima2
Oscinella pusilla4
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)2
Psammotettix confinis2
Sphaerophoria scripta2
Stenotus binotatus (Two-spotted Grass Bug)2
Trigonotylus ruficornis2
Zyginidia scutellaris2

Predators

Endromopoda detrita[2]
Eupelmus microzonus <Unverified Name>[2]
Lindenius albilabris[2]
Lindenius panzeri[2]
Stenomalina micans[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Stenomalina micans[2]
Pollinator of 
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[2]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[2]

Distribution

Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China; North America (Alaska, Washington and Alberta,s. to California and Utah,);

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 2Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access