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Hoverfly.

Observed: 22nd June 2013 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hoverfly.
Description:

A hoverfly in a wild rose flower.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Scutellum

The yellow scutellum rules out Platycheirus straight away...they have a dark scutellum. Then, the black triangles up the abdomen (due to the angle of the yellow spots) says M. auricollis.

Ian
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Thanks -

I have made a note.

Bill

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