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Small hoverfly

Observed: 31st August 2013 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Smaller than Syritta pipiens posted last week

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Size

The size of hoverflies can be strikingly variable, depending upon their sex, the time of year, weather conditions when they developed...etc. Species like the common Syrphus can be very different indeed, and you would assume they were different species, such is the size difference.

Ian
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Thanks. Will have to try and

Thanks. Will have to try and get a shot of a large and small one on the same piece of goldenrod

Jamie from Briantspuddle