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Hpverfly

Observed: 4th August 2009 By: geoffEinongeoffEinon’s reputation in InvertebratesgeoffEinon’s reputation in InvertebratesgeoffEinon’s reputation in Invertebrates
090807Hoverfly
Description:

Hoverfly on Agapanthus

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marmalade Hoverfly (Episryphus balteatus) interacts

Comments

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Marmalade Hoverfly

I think this must be an odd form of Episyrphus balteatus (sorry, mis-spelled Episyrphus in the ID above), which can vary quite a lot. There was a discussion and some more photos of similar dark forms on the Hoverfly Recording Scheme forum last year:
http://is.gd/29EGL

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