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Hoverfly of some sort 2

Observed: 12th August 2012 By: m.tuckettm.tuckett’s reputation in Invertebratesm.tuckett’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hoverfly_2
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After posting a hoverfly yesterday and being very pleased to get an exact species response, I've been out in the garden and got 4 more different species of hovefly that I'd be very grateful for help on.

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chrisbrooks's picture

Typo

You have made an error, it should be Eristalis

ophrys's picture

Eristalis

The pattern of markings on the abdomen is so variable in Eristalis, that identification from a photo is often difficult. This looks like E. arbustorum, with the sides of tergite 2 (the second abdominal segment) wholly orange, but cannot be certain, as other species can show this feature.

Ian
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