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Chrysotoxum Hoverfly?

Observed: 18th June 2013 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
J01_2937 Chrysotoxum
Description:

When a learned tome such as Britain's Hoverflies dumps me amidst what it refers to as "the difficult five", it's time for me to bail out at genus level.

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jccurd's picture

Well ...

... the book did say they were difficult. ;-)

Would a larger or zoomed in image help at all?

John

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Chrysotoxum

Another view John ??

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No,

I'm afraid that's the only angle I got before it scarpered. ;-)

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cautum

I'd have thought the apparently short 1st antennal segment, plus the long hairs on the thorax of this female, would make it cautum.

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Thanks Ian

I'll file it as you suggest.

John