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Two Bumblebee Mimics

 
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Two Bumblebee Mimics Reply with quote

Hi all.

I'm fairly certain of the IDs of these two from last summer but I wouldn't mind someone knowledgeable removing all lingering doubts.

Merodon equestris & Volucella bombylans (form?).


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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely correct. Records would be useful

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Roger
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Sandy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger K.A. Morris wrote:
Absolutely correct. Records would be useful

Kindest regards

Roger


I've collated them with several other records from photographs taken over the last few years from just one site:


RECORDS

Kinchie Burn NT4466

Site: Stream surrounded by arable farmland with some set-aside, hedgerows, some mature trees, and a pond with associated scrub.

Observer: S. Rae

Cheilosia illustrata - 9/07/07, 08/07/08 (on umbellifer heads)

Episyrphus balteatus 16/08/08 (on a ragwort), 01/08/09 (on a mayweed or chamomile)

Eristalis intricarius 19/07/08 (resting on a tree)

Helophilus pendulus 16/08/08 (on a ragwort), 01/08/09 (on a mayweed or chamomile)

Merodon equestris 8/07/08 (Resting on a grass head)

Myathropa florea 8/07/08 (on umbellifer head). Determiner: Walwyn on Flickr(whoever he may be!)

Rhingia campestris 20/05/08 (on a garden rose), 30/07/08 (resting on a thistle leaf)

Syritta pipiens 26/07/07 (on ragwort), 16/08/08, 01/08/09 (on umbellifer heads)

Meliscaeva cinctella 29/08/07 (on a garden rose)

Volucella pellucens 01/08/09 (on a Creeping Thistle flower)

Volucella bombylans 08/07/08 (on a Creeping Thistle flower)

Scaeva pyrastri 01/08/09 (on a Creeping Thistle flower)


Not identified to species:

Sphaerophoria species. (NT 4366) 01/08/09 (on ragwort)

Chrysogaster species. 07/07/08, 16/08/08 (on umbellifer heads)

Syrphus species. 01/08/09 (on a mayweed or chamomile)

Eupeodes species.( 8 records) - 08/08/08, 16/08/08 (on ragworts and a Chrysanthemum) 01/08/09 (on a mayweed or chamomile and a thistle)

Eristalis species.(4 records) - 09/08/07, 01/08/09 (on thistle heads)

Platycheirus ? species.(3 records) - 29/08/07 (on thistles), 16/08/08 (on ragwort)

Cheilosia ? species.(4 records) - 16/08/08 (on ragwort), 01/08/09 (on ragwort)

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Please contact me for any more information or photographs.

I'll do a similar job for records from other sites.
In future more notes and details will be taken.


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Sandy
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic - thanks Sandy

Much appreciated as yopur part of the country is not the most comprehensively surveyed.

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Roger
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