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Xylota tarda

Observed: 19th August 2013 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Xylota tarda
captured fly
pinned specimen
dorsal view
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Description:

A scarce but widespread hoverfly of damp woodland. A species associated with Poplar, particularly Aspen. Compare with X. segnis

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Species interactions

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tarda

Good find...and an instructive set of photos. I ploughed through a lot of segnis and jakutorum earlier in the week on the N. York Moors, hoping for a tarda, but no joy!

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Waterhatch

Last year the paths were blocked by rain and mud, but I've been coming here since I was 11 and it's my favorite spot. I had to pin the fly in a tent with torch & hand lens, then wait 3 days to get home and put it under the 'scope!

I tried about a dozen segnis before noticing this looked different (darker), but was hoping for any of the others - jakutorum, abiens, florum, none of which I've found yet

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