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Unidentified Hoverfly

Observed: 26th July 2011 By: YashcaYashca’s reputation in InvertebratesYashca’s reputation in InvertebratesYashca’s reputation in InvertebratesYashca’s reputation in Invertebrates
Unidentified Hoverfly
Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Syrphus sp.
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • ophrys
      Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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    • kcf32
      S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Species interactions

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Comments

Yashca's picture

I'm guessing the only way to

I'm guessing the only way to separate the species is dissection by an expert or something like that?

Thank you for all your ID's on my hoverflies, a group I'm only beginning to pay attention to.

Syrphus's picture

You don't need to dissect,

You don't need to dissect, but you do need a close look at legs eyes and wings with a lens and microscope. Some species/sexes can be done in the field with a lens - if you remember what to look for! - but it is better to take a specimen and do it with a microscope and key.

M.

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