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Phasia hemiptera

Synonyms: Alophora daimio; Alophora eximia; Alophora obscura; Alophora obscuripennis; Alophora orthoptera; Alophora vittata; Musca tristis; Syrphus affinis

Wikipedia Abstract

Phasia hemiptera is a tachinid fly found throughout Northern and Southern Europe. It is a strongly sexually dimorphic species, males being more colourful with curved patterned wings. Like most tachinid flies, the female lays her eggs on other insects, the larvae then develop inside the living host, devouring it and eventually killing it. Its main hosts are the forest bug Pentatoma rufipes in the spring, and the green shield bug Palomena prasina in the autumn.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Briddlesford Copses 413 England, United Kingdom
Coedydd Aber 855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fontmell and Melbury Downs 644 England, United Kingdom
Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment 2194 England, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
River Tay 23469 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Windsor Forest and Great Park 4169 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Palomena prasina[1]
Pentatoma rufipes <Unverified Name>[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)1
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)1
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)1
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)1
Bibio johannis1
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)1
Cheilosia pagana1
Cheilosia vulpina1
Chloromyia formosa (Green Soldier Fly)1
Chlorops hypostigma1
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)1
Cnephasia genitalana1
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)1
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)1
Dasysyrphus tricinctus1
Depressaria albipunctella1
Depressaria sordidatella1
Dyspersa apicalis1
Empis tessellata (Dance Fly)1
Empis trigramma1
Eristalis pertinax1
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)1
Erysiphe heraclei1
Eupithecia tripunctaria (whitespotted pug)1
Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)1
Exetastes fornicator1
Fannia sociella1
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)1
Harpocera thoracica1
Helina reversio1
Hylemyza partita1
Idaea dimidiata (Single-dotted Wave Moth)1
Lanius collurio (Red-backed Shrike)1
Leucozona lucorum1
Macquartia dispar1
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)1
Neoascia podagrica1
Nephrotoma appendiculata (spotted crane fly)1
Panemeria tenebrata (Small Yellow Underwing Moth)1
Pegomya bicolor1
Phytoecia cylindrica1
Platycheirus angustatus1
Platypalpus major1
Rhagio scolopaceus (Downlooker Snipe Fly)1
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)1
Schwenckfeldina carbonaria1
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)1
Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)1
Tipula vernalis1
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)1
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)1
Xanthorhoe montanata (Silver-ground Carpet Moth)1


Dysmachus trigonus[2]


Pollinator of 
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]


Europe, Russia, Japan;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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