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Unknown insect

Observed: 9th August 2010 By: Stuart1960
unknown insect

less than an inch in length, feeding on plants next to a small lake. Possibly part of a group as many other similar / identical specimens around

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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It is either S. torvus or S.

It is either S. torvus or S. vitripennis (female, with black base to the hind femur). To separate these we would need a lot more detail.



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I would not discount S.ribesii, either, as the hind femur is barely visible and any black looks very limited. It is a Syrphus, anyway.

In August, there are always a lot of Syrphus around, but this year there was a large immigration from the continent, too, so there were very large numbers at that time.


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