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Type of hoverfly

Observed: 27th August 2013 By: Stephen BoultonStephen Boulton’s reputation in InvertebratesStephen Boulton’s reputation in InvertebratesStephen Boulton’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Stephen Boulton's picture

Thanks for the ID

Thanks for the ID

stevo

Stevo

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stackelbergi

Really, with a fly like this one, you now need to be differentiating between pedissequum and stackelbergi, rather than citrofasciatum (though you obviously have to eliminate that first!).

Have a look at Jeremy's pics...

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/287866?nav=related

Ian
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Thanks for that

Thanks for that Ian. Wasn't really familiar with stackelbergi.
Looking at the photos, I believe this is pedissequum, as the smudge spreading from the stigma is larger, going beyond R2+3. (I don't think any other diagnostic features are visible in this photo).

Dave