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Hoverfly

Observed: 18th August 2013 By: nikkidevnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebratesnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebratesnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebratesnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_5457(jmnr hover180813
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chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

Short antennae and lacks the dark shade along the leading edge of the wing of C. bicinctum. I think.

nikkidev's picture

Markings on T2

My book shows short markings on T2 for a male Dasysyrphus tricinctus which are absent on this specimen. Otherwise agree it looks like D. tricinctus.

chrisbrooks's picture

Markings on T2

I think these are variable, if you look at the carousel some have those markings and others do not. That said I'm not in home territory here.

chrisbrooks's picture

Markings on T2

If you blow the image up there is a hint of those markings.

nikkidev's picture

Markings on T2

Maybe the difference between male and female?

chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

It's just a shame someone has agreed with the first ID, hopefully the correct ID (in my humble opinion) will win out.