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Hoverfly

Observed: 29th March 2011 By: JTH1JTH1’s reputation in InvertebratesJTH1’s reputation in Invertebrates
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wmccauley's picture

Hoverfly

Dark antennae are also a diagnostic feature of this species, the centre of the antennae do appear dark, but coated in lighter hairs which may be pollen. Sorry I cant be of more help. The eyes make it a male.

Martin Harvey's picture

Syrphus female

I think the abdominal markings are a better match for Syrphus than Epistrophe (which has broader yellow bands), and although the dark antennae would rule out Epistrophe nitidicollis, the antennae of Syrphus are also dark.

If you click through to the original photo you can just see the gap between the eyes, so it's a female.

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