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Unknown hoverfly

Observed: 1st August 2009 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
Syritta pipiens
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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oceanlis2000's picture

Unknown hoverfly

Thanks for the comments how do you know its a male?

I had a look on-line for some other photos and found one at

http://www.bioimages.org.uk/html/p6/p67214.php

Elis

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Male hoverfly

From above the male's eyes would touch in the middle while females' ones would remain separate. In this species, the female abdomen is a different pattern and shape (not swollen) which means it's possible to tell from the side.

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Unknown hoverfly

Thanks for your comments they have been really useful

Elis