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Hoverfly

Observed: 27th April 2010 By: Norwichnaturalist
Wild Flower Society
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

Cheilosia is one of the many

Cheilosia is one of the many genera where you are rarely able to make a specific ID from a picture - certainly not of one of the black species.

This might be variabilis, but the key features are not visible (erect hairs on the face, hair colour, leg colour, hairs on the eyes, are just some of the characters for ID within the genus).

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Confirmed

A voucher speciman was confirmed by a Norfolk Expert this afternoon.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

Martin Harvey's picture

confirmation

Great that you've got the species confirmed - was the specimen confirmed the same as the one in this photo? If so we can agree the species ID, but if they were different specimens then I suppose there is a chance that this photo could still be of one of the other Cheilosia species.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

Norwichnaturalist's picture

yes

Confirmed as in photo, and voucher is the same species Thanks for the help

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/