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Syrphus sp.

Observed: 2nd September 2012 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
Syrphus sp.
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ophrys's picture

Microtrichia

I do them at x20, but a bit more might be better, to make it easier. Getting the light right helps...I use strong light from below. You've obviously ruled out torvus through the lack of hairs on the eyes? The hind femur looks about half pale, which suggests ribesii, but the microtrichia would clinch it.Can't really agree from the picture, but you're probably correct.

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orchid_b's picture

Thanks - that is useful. I

Thanks - that is useful. I think I'll have to catch a few of both before I know what I'm looking for.

Jamie from Briantspuddle