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Hoverflies hovering and at rest

Observed: 18th August 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

The behaviour of these hoverflies was again consistent with some form of male interaction - as I have previously suggested for other species i.e. Episyrphus balteatus; a Melanostoma sp. (probably) and Myathropa florea.
[cf. “Hoverfly in wooded area (1)”; “Hoverfly in wooded area” (2) [both to iSpot 16th Dec. 2012); “Hoverflies hovering under some trees” (to iSpot 7th May, 2013) and “Two interacting (?) hoverflies” (to iSpot 5th July, 2013)]

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Syrphus sp.
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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Species interactions

No interactions present.