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Episyrphus balteatus

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: mc9662
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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ophrys's picture

Abdomen

This is a female, with eyes separated on the top of the head. Females usually have the terminal segments of the abdomen tucked away, but sometimes they are extended and give the abdomen a very pointed appearance.

I saw one on Sallow blossom, today, too, together with lots of Melangyna lasiophthalma. These early Episyrphus may have overwintered, which is unusual in Hoverflies.

Ian
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Gorgeous pictures!

Gorgeous pictures!

Jonathan Wallace