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Syrphus vitripennis

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: Robin RobbinsRobin Robbins’s reputation in InvertebratesRobin Robbins’s reputation in InvertebratesRobin Robbins’s reputation in Invertebrates
Syrphus vitripennis
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Identifications
  • Syrphus vitrepennis
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    Likely ID
    Hoverfly (Syrphus spp)
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    • ophrys
      Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Syrphid ID

identification

Approximately 6 to 14 mm in length, black and yellow body, with eye bare and face yellow. Distinguishing between S. vitripennis and S. ribesii is challenging, however S. ribesii has the bm cell with a small patch devoid of tiny hairs (i.e. not trichose. However, male S. vitripennis are indistinguishable from male S. rectus. Yellow bands on tergites 3 and 4 are complete, curved posteriorly, and cover approximately half of the lateral margins Males: Hind femur is either brown to black, with only the apical one-quarter yellow

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