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Syrphus vitripennis

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Syrphus vitripennis Reply with quote

Syrphus vitripennis Meigen, 1822

Identification ease/difficulty: 3

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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.

Syrphus vitripennis Meigen, 1822

Biology: The larvae feed on aphids on a wide range of trees and shrubs. It is found in all types of woodland, scrub and hedgerow situations including urban parks and gardens. Adults visit a wide range of flowers and males hover high in the canopy. It is believed to be highly migratory and numbers are probably reinforced in some years by immigrants from the continent

Distribution: Common and widespread throughout Britain
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