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HOVERFLY ON SNOWDROP

Observed: 27th January 2008 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
HOVERFLY ON SNOWDROP
Description:

Hoverfly nectaring on snowdrop in winter sunshine.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Episyrphus balteatus interacts

Comments

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Marmalade Hoverfly

I agree with Urophora that this is Episyrphus balteatus, due to its having two black lines on each segment of the abdomen (other black and yellow stripy hoverflies generally have a single black lne on each segment). This has led to it being called the 'Marmalade Hoverfly', as it has extra streaky bits among the yellow!

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