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Dark bodied Hoverfly

Observed: 21st September 2013 By: campathmikecampathmike’s reputation in Invertebratescampathmike’s reputation in Invertebratescampathmike’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Large hoverflies observed in my garden. Please note this posting has now been separated out into three as Dark-bodied hoverfly 1,2 & 3 following the comments that there are more than one species in the pictures.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Flies

My ID was based on th elast picture...I think it is a different fly to some of the earlier pictures, which look like E. pertinax, perhaps, with pale base to hind tibiae and pale front and mid tarsi.

Ian
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My Flickr photos...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52163027@N02/

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Now reposted

Hi Ian, thanks for the comments. I've now reposted the pictures in three groups "Dark-bodied Hoverfly 1,2 & 3" so it's now possible to post identification comments separately.

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Two species

Following the comments that there are two species I've now separated the pictures out. See Dark-bodied hoverfly 1,2,3