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Helophilus

Observed: 22nd August 2012 By: bjude
Merseyside BioBank
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pendulus

Probably, but it's a female and the abdominal pattern is then of little use. Really, you need a better pic of the hind tibiae to be sure (mostly pale in pendulus, mostly dark in hybridus).

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Another pic

I have another pic, taken today, the lower half of the rear leg is dark. Can this be ID'd correctly or is it also a maybe? Thanks for your input.

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Correction

I mean another pic of a different insect

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Hind tibiae

In pendulus, the lower 1/3 or so is dark, in hybridus, the lower 2/3 or so is dark. pendulus is far the commoner species.

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