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Eristalis tenax

Observed: 26th May 2012 By: apm299
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Eristalis tenax 03
Eristalis tenax 01
Eristalis tenax 02
Description:

As the hungry flies descended, this poor drone fly - seemingly near its end - sufficiently rallied to hide beneath some rocks.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Drone fly (Eristalis tenax) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

Not pertinax, then? The

Not pertinax, then? The first pic seems to show pale tarsi.

M.

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ophrys's picture

Eristalis

I thought they looked dark!

Therein lies the problem of photo ID and that difference of interpretation justifies the genus only ID, I think.

Ian
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