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CIMG0349 Sphaerophoria pair

Observed: 13th July 2013 By: GrizzledBadgerGrizzledBadger’s reputation in InvertebratesGrizzledBadger’s reputation in InvertebratesGrizzledBadger’s reputation in InvertebratesGrizzledBadger’s reputation in Invertebrates
CIMG0349
CIMG0350
Description:

This pairing was in flight before landing on a Hypericum bush. Male is on the left as viewed, his abdomen curved down.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sphaerophoria scripta interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Sphaerophoria

Did you see the male's abdomen before they joined, to note that it was distinctly longer than the wings? Not easy to see in this photo. Nice photos.

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Sphaerophria

No, I didn't, they were already joined when I saw them in flight. From your title I assume I was too hasty in saying S. scripta. I did try to get side views but they didn't turn out. Gareth.

Brock