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Parasyrphus lineola

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Parasyrphus lineola Reply with quote

Parasyrphus lineola (Zetterstedt, 1843)

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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.

Parasyrphus lineola (Zetterstedt, 1843) Syrphus lineola Zetterstedt in Coe (1953)

Biology: The larvae are arboreal predators on adelgids and aphids and have been found in the crowns of Picea. It has also been bred from a puparium found under the bark of Picea abies. Adults are usually found in or near conifer forests and plantations ( Pinus, Picea and Abies) where they may be largely arboreal, but descend to feed on flowers in rides and clearings

Distribution: Widespread and locally common. This species is probably more frequent in the north and west, extending to northern Scotland, but also occurs in conifer plantations in the Midlands and south
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