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Eristalis arbustorum

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Eristalis arbustorum Reply with quote

Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 8:41 am    Post subject: Species account from the Provisional atlas Reply with quote

Species account from Provisional atlas of British hoverflies, Ball & Morris, 2000.

Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Biology: The larvae are of the ‘long-tailed’, aquatic type, and are associated with shallow standing water including wet, decaying organic matter around ponds and ditches, farmyard manure heaps and silage runoff. Adults are usually found visiting flowers in open situations such as woodland rides, hedgerows, meadows, road verges and urban wastelands. It is a frequent visitor to gardens

Distribution: Regarded as a pronounced migrant and quite strongly anthropogenic, so it is one of the commonest hoverflies in parks, gardens and farmland as well as all sorts of wetland situations. Found throughout Britain
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