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2nd pic as req thankyou.hoverfly

Observed: 29th February 2012 By: keithphotos.evanskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrates
2nd pic as req thankyou. hoverfly
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Species with which Eristalis tenax interacts

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tenax

The large size, dark front tarsi and hind tibia dark throughout and fairly swollen in the middle, all point to Eristalis tenax with enough certainty to add it as an identification. It is also the commonest Eristalis around at this time, as it commonly overwinters. Were I a more confident person, I would go for 'I am as sure...'!

Ian
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