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Hoverfly

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: sgwarnogsgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebrates
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ophrys's picture

cinctus

The clue is in the name...only two yellow bands on the abdomen, so bi-cinctum rather than tri-cinctus!

The long antennae and yellow along the edge of the thorax, as well as the larger black shade on the wing all point to Chrysotoxum rather than Dasysyrphus.

Ian
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Thanks Ian, I thought it was

Thanks Ian, I thought it was not quite right, but I found a few images of trincintus that seemed to have only two bands, and indeed others that had more than three. I couldn't find anything that matched my example - clearly I need to invest in a hoverfly book.

Peter H