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Fly - Broad centurion

Observed: 7th November 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
07.11.2012 Fly - Broad centurion
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jeremyr's picture

Episyrphus balteatus

lots of these sitting around like this at the moment, all different shapes and sizes, some looking quite squat - what turns out to be their distinctive banding when you peer closer, quite discernible here

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EB

'quite discernible here'...I'll take your word for it! If you are certain, add it as an ID.

No flies round here now...not seen one for days.

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jeremyr's picture

Eb

yes, looks pretty vague doesn't it. But that's what the naked eye initially sees and then when you peer closer it always turns out to be Eb. Very tiring but I check almost all of them, despite knowing perfectly well what they are from 2 metres. There's quite a variety of sizes and some do look a bit soldiery at first, but it's never anything else, and you can see (discern) Episyrphus' 3 flat bars almost before you can see them, as it were. They can just be made out here.
Meliscaeva are sitting around a bit like this as well but they look like a big Platycheirus (impressionistically, from a distance) and they walk about more. There's Sargus as well, but they never look quite this squat. Eupeodes really stands out

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