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Sphaerophoria rueppellii

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Sphaerophoria rueppellii Reply with quote

Sphaerophoria rueppellii (Wiedemann, 1830)

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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.

Sphaerophoria rueppellii (Wiedemann, 1820)

Biology: Larvae feed on aphids on such plants as Brassica and Sonchus. It can be found in dry, rank grassland and other open, dry situations such as ruderal communities, although females have been observed ovipositing on Epilobium hirsutum, which is more typical of damper situations. According to Speight (1998), it occurs in open fringes of wetlands, including salt-marsh on the western edge of its European range, and also on exposed, vegetated, sand and gravel beds beside rivers. Adults fly amongst tall vegetation and visit flowers, especially yellow composites

Distribution: Locally abundant in south-east England, and especially frequent in the marshes around the Thames where it is characteristically found on grassy flood banks. It is also frequent on dry heathland edges in Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. There are scattered records from elsewhere in the southern half of Britain, and it has recently been found near Edinburgh (Stubbs, 1996)
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