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Helophilus pendulus 17845

Observed: 9th June 2013 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Description:

A very fresh specimen that probably has not yet fed fully to take on colour when engorged with pollens. The leg although dark is banded as expected of pendulus and is likely freshly emerged

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Helo

The fly is stll maturing probably an hour old and will brighten as aging I posted this to demonstrate that juvenile specs sometimes break the rules

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Maturing

I know what you mean, yes, and that is interesting. I do worry that that hind tibia is at least 2/3 black, though, and I would not expect that to get lighter as it matures.

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