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Mim1960



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:09 pm    Post subject: iD help please Reply with quote

I've had some difficulty inserting images, so I hope this works. They are not showing in the preview. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to where I'm going wrong please!

All being well, here are images of 2 hovers encountered in my north Hampshire garden over the last week. The first I think might be Chrysotoxum elegans but I realise this is a nationally scarce species and requires verification. Apart from the shape of the yellow bars and the separating black bands widening to the sides, the abdomen pattern seems quite distinctive but I wonder if the latter can be misleading.

The second could be Eristalinus sepulchralis? I don't think positive ID is possible from the image but I'm going on habitat.

Any guidance will be much appreciated.



Thank you
Alison
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Mim1960



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, well that clearly didn't work!
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Jaybee



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alison I have a feeling that the attachment bit of the site doesn't work.
If you have an image online right clck on it and choose copy link location then place that between the image tags.
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Mim1960



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I'll try on the PC tomorrow. It might be easier than with the iPad I'm using at the moment.
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Mim1960



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - a friend has uploaded the photos to his website so hopefully they will be viewable now!

Chrysotoxum?


Eristalinus?


Thanks

Alison
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alsion

The top shot is Chrysotoxum festivum, and the bottom one Eristalis tenax.

Can you let me have details of where and when these were seen please?
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Mim1960



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much Roger. That's really helpful and having looked at these in the WildGuide I get the identifying features.

Yes, I will submit all records. I have only just started recording and only have a handful. I'll give you the first batch end of Aug and then do monthly or as appropriate. I was quite taken aback, when I looked, at how few species have been recorded under RG25 which is partly what has prompted me to start recording in my garden at least. As a moth recorder I am used to a high degree of recording effort in the area. Clearly hovers don't enjoy quite the same degree of effort which is sad for such easily seen and enigmatic creatures. And they keep far more sociable hours than most moths!
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your point about moths is well recognised - I gave them up because I wanted to spend the day in the sun - and have never looked back!
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger K.A. Morris wrote:
Your point about moths is well recognised - I gave them up because I wanted to spend the day in the sun - and have never looked back!


I am doing both. Maybe that is why I am so tired all the time! Very Happy
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