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Unknown hoverfly

Observed: 5th September 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 9962 (3)

This species has all yellow legs and no stripe on the face, maybe an expert can help

    Likely ID
    A tribe of hoverflies (Syrphini)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
    • Matt Smith
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBees, Wasps and Ants Recording SocietyDipterists ForumPeople's Trust for Endangered SpeciesTachinid Recording Scheme
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Hmmm... difficult without a dorsal view. The yellow face suggests tribe Syrphini (but isn't absolutely diagnostic). There are a number with yellow hairs, yellow legs etc, though the flat abdomen narrows it down more.