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Melanostoma 16087

Observed: 9th May 2013 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Melanostoma 16087
Melanostoma 16084
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Species with which Melanostoma scalare interacts

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Pattern

See http://www.natur-in-nrw.de/HTML/Tiere/Insekten/Schwebfliegen/TSW-262.html

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Pattern

The illustration of pattern on that site is fairly pointless, as it is comparing a female scalare to a male mellinum, isn't it?

Edit: In fact it seems to show a female scalare and a male scalare!

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It looked to me as if the compilation inset ?? was comparing like for like ie a male and female of each species side by side although the eye spacing is not visible to determine the sex The males of scalar have longer, thinner bodies than females

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scalare

Your fly shown above is definitely a male scalare...the second picture makes that clear from the length of the tergites.

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