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Helophilus hybridus?

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
Helophilus sp.
Helophilus sp.
Helophilus sp.
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ophrys's picture

hybridus

This is a male, as the eyes are parallel atop the head, rather than diverging straight away, as in a female. It is then clearly hybridus, as there is no black line across the end of tergite 2.

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Aha - thanks, that explains

Aha - thanks, that explains it. I was going on the diagram of male and female in the Stubbs/Falk which shows all males (implies of all spp) as having eyes touching. I was wondering! Will try and work my way through the genera while the weather lasts.

Jamie from Briantspuddle