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  Topic: ID please
conopid

Replies: 3
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PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:58 pm   Subject: ID please
Cheilosia grossa male.
  Topic: One day Hoverfly Identification Workshop
conopid

Replies: 0
Views: 4528

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:33 pm   Subject: One day Hoverfly Identification Workshop
I am delivering a one day Hoverfly Identification workshop in Shrewsbury on 5 June.

DETAILS:

An Introduction to Hoverfly Identification

Where: The Gateway, Chester Street, Shrewsbury
When : ...
  Topic: Signs of migration
conopid

Replies: 10
Views: 11154

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:30 am   Subject: Signs of migration
Around here in Shrosphire there are very many E arbustorum, but I have not noticed any abusivus. Interestingly there are hardly any E. interruptus. I checked very many small Eristalis on Sunday and on ...
  Topic: Signs of migration
conopid

Replies: 10
Views: 11154

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:56 pm   Subject: Signs of migration
Yes, plenty of H trivittatus about in Shropshire/Staffordshire area the last week or so. H pendulus in similar (but for that species low) numbers.
  Topic: Lazy recording
conopid

Replies: 3
Views: 5564

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:34 am   Subject: Lazy recording
Angie,
For hoverflies I find virtually any flower with open nectaries - i.e. "flat topped" flowers such as daisy family, umbellifers (especially Eryngiums), Sedums etc are best by far. Plan ...
  Topic: Callicera rufa
conopid

Replies: 0
Views: 2960

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:33 pm   Subject: Callicera rufa
Callicera rufa have appeared at one of their known English localities (Haughmond Hill, Shropshire) today. For those wanting to see if they can discover this hoverfly in their patch go to hilltop pines ...
  Topic: March hovers
conopid

Replies: 4
Views: 5459

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:07 pm   Subject: March hovers
Not a lot flying around here (Shrewsbury area) but some decent species amongst numerous E pertinax (E. tenax have been and gone it appears!). These are: One Ferdinandea ruficornis (very early!), a few ...
  Topic: Atlas of the Hoverflies of Great Britain (Diptera, Syrphidae
conopid

Replies: 16
Views: 20076

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:04 pm   Subject: Atlas of the Hoverflies of Great Britain (Diptera, Syrphidae
Hi,
I have my copy from the Glasgow event, but are copies available for purchase anywhere? I know a few people who'd like copies.
  Topic: Unknown Cheilosia
conopid

Replies: 5
Views: 5876

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:21 pm   Subject: Unknown Cheilosia
All the text is displaying okay on my PC.

I don't think this is impressa - the yellowish wing bases are usually obvious and C impressa is not as hairy looking as this specimen. It's a devil of a j ...
  Topic: Sphaerophoria maybe?
conopid

Replies: 2
Views: 4797

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:10 pm   Subject: Sphaerophoria maybe?
It's certainly Sphaerophoria, but being a female it won't be possible to ID it to species. Males of scripta have their abdomen considerably longer then the wings. For other species one has to look at ...
  Topic: Why do I have so many Hoverflys?
conopid

Replies: 4
Views: 8118

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:21 am   Subject: Why do I have so many Hoverflys?
These will almost certainly be Episyrphus balteatus. Most years there is an explosion in numbers as the fly sucessfully breeds and multiplies, then migrates north and westwards. This year is exception ...
  Topic: Chrysotoxum verralli?
conopid

Replies: 2
Views: 4381

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:54 pm   Subject: Chrysotoxum verralli?
I don't have much experience of C verralli, but to me it looks a possibility at least.
  Topic: Parhelophilus?
conopid

Replies: 2
Views: 4738

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:49 pm   Subject: Parhelophilus?
Yes that's Parhelophilus. Sorry I can't go to species though.
  Topic: Parhelophilus?
conopid

Replies: 2
Views: 4738

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:49 pm   Subject: Parhelophilus?
Yes that's PArhelophilus. Sorry I can't go to species though.
  Topic: Epistrophe diaphana on the move
conopid

Replies: 1
Views: 3639

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:48 pm   Subject: Epistrophe diaphana on the move
Two seen yesterday at Alveley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
 
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