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Uncertain Hoverfly

Observed: 19th August 2012 By: mjhmjh’s reputation in Invertebratesmjh’s reputation in Invertebratesmjh’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Xanthogramma pedissequum

Looks good to me! Thanks for that.

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the Xantho saga

It´s probably pedissequum because the dark area below the stigma spreads markedly below R2+3. And there don´t appear to be woods near your location
This is worth a look

and here´s my observation of similar which has
been identified as X. stackelbergi on the Danish ispot, where it seems to be more established and accepted as a distinct species. The last pic shows the dark area below the stigma ending abruptly at r2+3


there is possibly nothing conclusive here, and we await further updates on these species, but something to consider at least

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Xantho saga

Many thanks, I'll follow it up.