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Chrysops relictus (Twin-lobed Deer Fly)

Synonyms: Chrysops chlorosis; Chrysops clarus; Chrysops conspicuus; Chrysops inconspicuus; Chrysops melanopleurus; Chrysops morio

Wikipedia Abstract

The adult twin-lobed deerfly, Chrysops relictus, is a largish European fly of about 8–10.5 millimetres (0.31–0.41 in) length, The larvae feed upon organic matter in damp soils, and are termed hydrobionts in that they inhabit areas of high water content.
View Wikipedia Record: Chrysops relictus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arun Valley 1205 England, United Kingdom
Barnack Hills and Holes 58 England, United Kingdom
Benacre to Easton Bavents Lagoons 907 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Galloway Oakwoods 877 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh 2614 Wales, United Kingdom  
Hatfield Moor 3369 England, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Lomond Woods 3594 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha 1013 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Orfordness – Shingle Street 2227 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rannoch Moor 24965 Scotland, United Kingdom
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Solway Mosses North 1613 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Uist Machair 8482 Scotland, United Kingdom
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Winterton – Horsey Dunes 1053 England, United Kingdom  
Woolmer Forest 1647 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Chrysops caecutiens (Splayed Deer Fly)1
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)1
Martes martes (European Pine Marten)1
Tabanus autumnalis (Large Marsh Horse Fly)1
Tabanus bovinus (Pale Giant Horse Fly)1
Tabanus bromius (Band-eyed Brown Horse Fly)1
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)1


Didysmachus picipes <Unverified Name>[2]


Europe, Russia, China;



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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