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"Hover Fly"

Observed: 10th May 2007 By: Ivor Bend
Hover Fly
Description:

I took a picture of this fly on a dandelion and have been informed that it is a Syrphid Fly
Not too sure if this is correct as I have also been told it is a Hover Fly

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Zilotta's picture

Very impressive picture of

Very impressive picture of this good looking hoverfly

Syrphus's picture

Syrphidae is the Latin name

Syrphidae is the Latin name of the family of hoverflies, so both your informants were correct.

M.

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ophrys's picture

Male

Being a male (eye margins parallel across top of head) separates this from H. hybridus, which has continuous orange down the side of the tergites. The pattern then looks more like pendulus than trivittatus, as the latter has very clear lemon-yellow on the tergites.

However, I always prefer a fly in the hand, especially as colour changes on the screen, compared to real life.

Ian
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