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Systoechus ctenopterus

Observed: 26th March 2011 By: pcollingridgepcollingridge’s reputation in Invertebratespcollingridge’s reputation in Invertebratespcollingridge’s reputation in Invertebrates
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Systoechus ctenopterus
Description:

Strange looking fly - originally thought it was a bee, but seems to resemble the one on the iSpot link to Saving Species

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

The black band along the

The black band along the leading edge of the wing is the key to B. major. Other beeflies (of which we have several species) have no or different patterns.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

pcollingridge's picture

Thanks

Thanks for the ID - not a group I'm familiar with at all. Have seen one or two of these on the violets in our woodland