The Flash Pools of Upton Warren near Droitwich are naturally saline, originally formed by subsidence following underground salt extraction.
Melanum laterale (Diptera: Chlopidae) a common salt marsh species, all records at coastal sites listed by Ismay 1999. Identified using Ismay 1998.
Molophilus pleuralis (Diptera: Limoniidae). A very local small cranefly tolerant of quite brackish conditions in marshes & ditches – mainly near coast, rare inland – Alan E Stubbs (1986-1984).
Acknowledgement: Harry Green collected these species August 1998.
|STUBBS Alan E 1986-1994 in Ball Stuart G 1994 Recorder 3.3 (recording software). JNCC.
||ISMAY John W 1998 Chloropid flies Diptera: Chloropidae. Unpublished draft key.
||ISMAY John W 1999 The British & Irish genera of Chlopinae (Dipt., Chloropidae). Ent.Mon.Mag. 135:1-37.
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