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Syrphus

Observed: 13th May 2012 By: WilHeeneyWilHeeney’s reputation in InvertebratesWilHeeney’s reputation in InvertebratesWilHeeney’s reputation in InvertebratesWilHeeney’s reputation in Invertebrates
Syrphus
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Any ideas on genus for this one. I missed out on getting some better photos from the front and side.

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Syrphus

Syrphus is the genus. You can't get to species from a photo, as the defining features are things like hairs on the eye and microtrichia on the wing.

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Oh dear, that makes me sound

Oh dear, that makes me sound a little stupid, asking for a genus... i did mean species.

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Species

Syrphus can't easily be done from a photo, as you have to look at microtrichia on the wing and hairs on the eye...impossible to see the former without a microscope. They tend to be just 'Syrphus'.

[Don't worry...no-one thinks you're stupid!!]

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