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Hoverfly, Eristalis intricarius

Observed: 4th June 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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Description:

A loud hum in flight

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Bulb-Fly (Merodon equestris) interacts

Comments

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Bee mimics

Eristalis intricarius and Merodon equestris are superficially similar, both having the looped vein in the wing; but, the former has pale bases to the tibiae and a pale scutellum. The leg feature is an easy one to use to separate them.

Ian
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