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Drone-fly, Eristalis intricarius

Observed: 30th April 2013 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
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ophrys's picture

Hairy

I can see why you went for intricarius, as this is a very hairy specimen of pertinax. Spring specimens are often quite hairy, though. intricarius has black legs with clear pale bases to the tibiae, and is more hairy than this one.

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Many thanks. I can now see the quite subtle differences between this and a 'genuine' E intricarius I took last year. (Richard (Bugman) Jones of BBC Wildlife magazine ID'd the latter, and luckily introduced me to Ispot.)

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