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Hoverfly on Angelica

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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Melangyna

I would agree with Melangyna, but not sure re species. Personally, from the photos I would describe the thorax as dull and dusted rather than shiny, but that of course is a personal judgement call! As far as I can see the black spot on the scutellum is only at the base, with no dark rim, so I might go for M. compositarum/labiatarum. However, I am not certain enough to give a revised ID.

Alan

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Melangyna species

Thanks Alan - another picture added. I think you are likely to be right!

Alan

Alan Brampton (Benson)