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Little Hoverfly - Saltoun

 
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Sandy



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Location: East Lothian

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Little Hoverfly - Saltoun Reply with quote

Can anyone id this very attractive little hoverfly for me? It was on a hogweed head with a Leucozona glaucia and appeared to be around half the size of it.

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Sandy
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Sandy

This is Eupeodes corollae

Data would be good

Kindest regards

Roger
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Roger Very Happy

I'll post the details of this record with all the other hoverflies I recorded that day if I get a chance on sunday hopefully.


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Sandy
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, as promised here is the list of species recorded on the 13th August:

HOVERFLY RECORDS Aug 13th 2009

Records for Keith Marischal (NT4564)
Habitat Pasture and hedgerows. Some mature trees.
Epistrophe grossulariae
Cheilosia illustrata
Leucozona glaucia
Episyrphus balteatus
Syrphus spec.
Xylota segnis
Neoascia spec.


Records for Keith Marischal Quarry (NT450640)
Habitat Old sand and gravel quarry
Syrphus spec.
Episyrphus balteatus
Platycheirus rosarum (2) already reported.
Chrysotoxum arcuatum
Cheilosia spec.
Eristalis spec.


Records for Keith Bridge (NT452638)
Habitat Road edge with some tall flowers and woodland scraps and hedgerows in surrounding area.
Arctophilia superbiens (1) already reported.
Syrphus spec.
Episyrphus balteatus
Eristalis spec.


Records for Petersmuir (NT4866)
Habitat Birch scrub.
Cheilosia illustrata
Eristalis spec.
Leucozona glaucia
Meliscaeva cinctella


Records for Track to Saltoun Wood (NT4766)
Habitat Mixed woodland edge surrounded by arable land.
Leucozona glaucia
Eupeodes corollae


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Sandy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more records:

HOVERFLY RECORDS FOR August 24th 2009

Records for Keith Marischal Quarry (NT450640)
Habitat Old sand and gravel quarry.
Eristalis spec
Syrphus spec.
Episyrphus balteatus
Epistrophe spec.
Scaeva pyrastri
Cheilosia spec. x2
Sphaerophoria spec.
Eupodes latifasciatus (ID by Tim Ransom)
Platycheirus spec.
Helophilus pendulus
Xylota segnis
Sericomyia silentis


Records for Keith Bridge (NT452638)
Habitat Road edge with some tall flowers and woodland scraps and hedgerows in surrounding area.
Arctophila superbiens (3)
Episyrphus balteatus
Eristalis spec.
Epistrophe spec.
Dasysyrphus albostriatus
Melanostoma spec. ?
Syritta pipiens


Records for Humbie Church wood (NT464637)
Habitat Mixed woodland edge.
Helophila pendulus
Melanostoma spec.?
Arctophila superbiens (2)
Episyrphus balteatus
Epistrophe spec.
Xylota segnis


Humbie Church (NT461636)
Habitat Clearing in mixed woodland. Lots of umbelliferous plants and ragworts amongst grass by streamside.
Myathropa florea
Eristalis spec. x 2
Pos. Cheilosia bergenstammi
Helophilus pendulus
Chrysogaster spec.
Didea fasciata (ID by Timothy Ransom)
Leucozona laternaria
Leucozona glaucia
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And some more:

HOVERFLY RECORDS FOR August 9th 2009

Humbie Church Wood (NT465637)

Meliscaeva cinctella
Episyrphus balteatus
Syrphus ribesi
Cheilosia illustrata
Eristalis spec.
Cheilosia spec.
Epistrophe grossulariae
Eriozona syrphoides (record already posted)



Humbie Church (NT461636)

Xylota segnis
Leucozona laternaria
Brachypalpoides lentus
Eristalis spec.
Syrphus vitripennis
Syrphus spec.
Chrysogaster solstitialis?
Syritta pipiens
Scaeva pyrastri
Meliscaeva cinctella
Episyrphus balteatus
Cheilosia spec.
Leucozona glaucia
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And more:

HOVERFLY RECORDS FOR August 5th 2009

Red Moss (NT1663)
Habitat heathery bog with scrub. Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve.
Helophilus pendulus
Syrphus ribesi
Epistrophe grossulariae
Leucozona glaucia
Leucozona laternaria
Sericomyia silentis
Chrysotoxum arcuatum
Platycheirus granditarsus



Colzium (NT0859)
Habitat Small pond in coniferous plantation. Forest road appears to have been built right through middle of pond Idiocy!!
Sericomyia silentis
Eristalis species
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lastly some miscellaneous records.

Whiteadder Reservoir (NT664634) on July 25th 2009
By small burn, in bracken surrounded by scattered birch trees. 1 each of:
Chrysotoxum arcuatum
Chrysotoxum bicinctum


And back in 2007:

Saltoun Forest (NT4666)
Habitat - mixed plantation woodland. Flies common on umbellifers by paths.
Leucozona glaucia

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Sandy
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant - thanks Sandy

Kindest regards

Roger
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