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Baccha elongata

Synonyms: Baccha abbreviata; Baccha angusta; Baccha cognata; Baccha karpatica; Baccha klugii; Baccha nigricornis; Baccha nigripennis; Baccha obscuricornis; Baccha scutellata; Baccha sphegina; Baccha tabida; Baccha tricincta; Baccha vitripennis; Musca erratica

Wikipedia Abstract

Baccha elongata is a species of hoverfly (or flower fly) in the genus Baccha. The long, very slender body of this hoverfly is unmistakable. Members of the eristaline genus Sphegina are also very slender and can be found in similar habitat but those flies have a rather different enlarged hind femur, whereas in Baccha this feature is slender. As with most hoverfly species the sexes can be told apart by the male's eyes meeting on the top of the head, but separated in the female.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Birklands and Bilhaugh 672 England, United Kingdom  
Blean Complex 1286 England, United Kingdom
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cotswold Beechwoods 1448 England, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Manchester Mosses 427 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
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Richmond Park 2092 England, United Kingdom  
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows 3912 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Windsor Forest and Great Park 4169 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Angelica sylvestris (woodland angelica)[1]
Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Agonopterix ciliella2
Agonopterix heracliana2
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)2
Cheilosia illustrata2
Chloromyia formosa (Green Soldier Fly)2
Chrysogaster solstitialis2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Conops flavipes2
Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)2
Dasysyrphus tricinctus2
Dasysyrphus venustus2
Epistrophe grossulariae3
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)2
Eristalis pertinax2
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)2
Eupeodes latifasciatus2
Eupeodes luniger2
Eupithecia tripunctaria (whitespotted pug)2
Eupithecia trisignaria2
Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)2
Graphomya maculata2
Ichneumon gracilentus2
Leucozona glaucia2
Leucozona laternaria3
Liriomyza lutea2
Melanagromyza angeliciphaga2
Melanostoma mellinum2
Meliscaeva auricollis2
Meliscaeva cinctella3
Pachytodes cerambyciformis2
Palloptera trimacula2
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)2
Parasyrphus annulatus2
Parasyrphus punctulatus2
Platycheirus clypeatus2
Scaeva pyrastri2
Sciara hemerobioides2
Sphaerophoria scripta2
Stenurella melanura2
Trichius fasciatus (Bee Chafer)2


Pollinator of 
Angelica sylvestris (woodland angelica)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]


Alaska to Nova Scotia, s. to California, Ohio, Virginia;



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1Ecology of Commanster
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