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Hoverfly.

Observed: 27th August 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hoverfly.
Hoverfly.
Description:

This hoverfly came to an actinic light trap in a garden.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

moremoth's picture

Face

I've added a side view, if that's any help.

Bill Welch

ahb's picture

Hoverfly

Your side-on shot seems to me to show a swollen hind metatarsus which adds to the evidence supporting arbustorum.

Nothing on the face from what I can see of it to rule out this species.

I would have identified this as E. arbustorum had I seen it myself - although that judgement might be a bit rough and ready.

I think that there are some uncommon soecies that it might still be though.

Alan

Alan Brampton (Benson)

moremoth's picture

Thanks.

I'll add this information to my record.

Bill Welch

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arbustorum

Yes, if it is the same fly, then it is arbustorum, so I have agreed. abusivus is similar, but has a pale mid tibia and a face stripe...it can be eliminated from the picture.

The benefit of multiple shots!

Ian
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