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Hoverfly on tree in narrow shaw

Observed: 29th April 2012 By: davidcareyhadlowdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_6890 Hoverfly on Access Trail 29 04 2012 c12e
IMG_6894 Hoverfly on Access Trail 29 04 2012 c12e
IMG_6896 Hoverfly on Access Trail 29 04 2012 c12e
IMG_6897 Hoverfly on Access Trail 29 04 2012 c12e
IMG_6900 Hoverfly on Access Trail 29 04 2012 c12e
Description:

This small hoverfly was clinging on to the lichen on a tree trunk trying to soak up some late afternoon sun.

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Species interactions

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Comments

Roger Morris's picture

Not so sure about this

I am not convinced about this one. The shapes of the markings on T3&4 do not look right and there is something wrong with T2 - which may be the camera angle. My instincts say Meliscaeva but I may well be wrong (happy to be corrected). One of those cases where a specimen would solve the problem - unless you have other shots.

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Not Melangyna

Thanks so much all,

I have just started to try to take specimens, but missed this one by a mile unfortunately.

The other photos are no more helpful I'm afraid. Thanks for looking at it, very helpful comments indeed!

David