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Unidentified syrphid

Observed: 30th March 2012 By: simon Ransimon Ran’s reputation in Invertebrates
unidentified syrphid, photo:30/3/12
Description:

On Marsh Marigold in urban park pond, Bristol

Identifications
  • Probably not possible to identify but might be a Dasyrphus sp?
    Confidence: It might be this.
  • Probably not possible to identify from photo alone but might be a Dasysyrphus sp?
    Confidence: It might be this.
  •  
    Likely ID
    Melangyna
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Melangyna

Thanks Ian. Having gone back to Stubbs and Falk, I'm sure you are right about the genus. It isn't Dasysyrphus. It's a female Melangyna sp. But I wish I had had my net with me. I'll have to wait until next spring now to get a specimen - and if I get one, it might still not be the species this particulat individual is.