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Hoverfly

Observed: 21st June 2013 By: Paul RobertsPaul Roberts’s reputation in InvertebratesPaul Roberts’s reputation in InvertebratesPaul Roberts’s reputation in InvertebratesPaul Roberts’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1010454
Description:

On meadow margin, brambles and dog rose in flower.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

darob57's picture

Thorax markings

Lower part of dark smudge on thorax sometimes known as the 'batman' mark.

Dave

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Holy infringement Batman

I can see a resemblance... hastily looks up some more M. florea... Blimey! I wonder if DC Comics realises their copyright belongs to a hoverfly. Someone should call Commissioner Gordon.

Seriously, thanks Dave, that's a really good memory aid.

Paul

darob57's picture

Batman mark

I can't claim any originality for it. Some joker mentioned it the other week.

Seriously though, I heard it on an excellent hoverfly id course I was on recently. Another one was 'footballers' for the Helophilus, Parhelophilus and other genera with the striped thorax.

Dave