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Smart hoverfly

Observed: 17th August 2013 By: ahbahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

On its own, first seen feeding on Wild Angelica

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ahb's picture

Chrysotoxum

Thanks for the help Ian. Another picture added to show fly from a different angle.

Alan

Alan Brampton (Benson)

Roger Morris's picture

I think I would say C.

I think I would say C. festivum

ahb's picture

Chrysotoxum festivum

Thanks Roger - it was a first for me.

Another added to the spreadsheet.

Alan

Alan Brampton (Benson)

ophrys's picture

festivum

I agree with that, based on the 2nd picture...unfortunately, someone has agreed with my ID based on the first picture, so it remains Chrysotoxum only. Sorry about that!

Ian
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davidcareyhadlow's picture

Chrysotoxum festivum

I have altered my agreement to bring the likely ID into line with the second photo and the revised ID from Ophrys,

Best wishes,

David

ahb's picture

Chrysotoxum hoverfly

Thanks for all the comments/ help folks.

All very welcome for a beginner like me.

I'll add more than one photo next time to try to avoid causing confusion.

Alan

Alan Brampton (Benson)