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Eristalinus sepulchralis

Observed: 4th July 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

A small dark hoverfly with brightly spotted eyes

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ophrys's picture

Male

Yes, the eye margins are parallel on top of the head, whereas they are divergent on females. This may be a species having a good year (weather related?), as I keep seeing them in places I have not seen them before at all.

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jeremyr's picture

need a female

I guess we could do with a female for iSpot, I've only found a few individual males, though I was very struck with the brightness of the thoracic stripes on this one

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