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Syrphus ??

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: ajm
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Bronzy green thorax, yellow abdo pattern suggest Syrphus. Its a female, so if it is Syrphus the side picture, although not a perfect photo, suggests a mostly yellow hind femur which would take me to S. ribesii. Then again, I may be way off the mark and it may be Eupeodes....I await an expert view!!

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Female Syrphus

How did you exclude vitrepennis ? (top part of leg) is yellow rather than black ??

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vitripennis

Hind femur would be mainly black in vitripennis. Only confusion here would be incredibly rare S. rectus.

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Yep - Its a good ID sequence Ian esp Image 3

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Thanks

Thank you, gentlemen, for your responses. Having taken these photos yesterday, there was a lot of head scratching, consulting Britain's Hoverflies (Ball & Morris)and other ispot entries before I eventually settled on S. ribesii. Your rapid agreements are appreciated and make this one of my better ispot moments!

Alan

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S. ribessi

Hopefully one of many Alan - keep the hovers coming. Its nice to see a ribessi come through the rigors of i-spot

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