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manterr



Joined: 07 Sep 2009
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject: I.D. Please Reply with quote

Hello,

As i am new to this interest, i was wondering if anybody could I.D. this hover fly, I know its not a good photo but somebody might recognise it.

Regards Manterr
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John O'Sullivan



Joined: 05 Oct 2005
Posts: 128
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that is Epistrophe grossulariae, Manterr. Fine wide bars on the abdomen (not pinched in at the sides), habit of keeping its wings beating while feeding at flowers, and two grey stripes at the front of the thorax, best seen from precisely this angle
So, not a bad photo at all!
I hope you will go on and pursue this interest, but beware - it can be highly addictive!
Best wishes,
John
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manterr



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John O'Sullivan wrote:
I believe that is Epistrophe grossulariae, Manterr. Fine wide bars on the abdomen (not pinched in at the sides), habit of keeping its wings beating while feeding at flowers, and two grey stripes at the front of the thorax, best seen from precisely this angle
So, not a bad photo at all!
I hope you will go on and pursue this interest, but beware - it can be highly addictive!
Best wishes,
John
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John O'Sullivan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it shows the black antennae, Brian, which is also right for grossulariae. The confusion species, Epistrophe diaphana, looks much less yellow on the abdomen, because the yellow stripes are "pinched in" by black at the sides (see your first photo).
Happy hunting!
John
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Mick Parker



Joined: 21 Sep 2005
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Location: Weymouth

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John O'Sullivan wrote:
Well, it shows the black antennae, Brian, which is also right for grossulariae. The confusion species, Epistrophe diaphana, looks much less yellow on the abdomen, because the yellow stripes are "pinched in" by black at the sides (see your first photo).
Happy hunting!
John


Hi John,
Could you let me have your new e-mail address, Please?
your RSPB one keeps defaulting,
Cheers, Mick
Mick Parker, Membership Secretary Dipterists Forum
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Roger K.A. Morris



Joined: 06 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Manter

If this is a UK record could we have the data please?

Date. Grid ref. Site name Recorder

I agree with others that it is Epistrophe grossulariae

Kindest regards

Roger
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conopid



Joined: 03 Sep 2005
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Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally, Epistrophe grossulariae seems to have had a good year. I've seen them in a wider range of habitats than usual, with one spending the last week in my garden, being particularly fond of a particular patch of yellow scabious flowers. It does have a very characteristic mode of feeding, with its legs dangling down and forward onto the flower, whilst continuing to "hover" with its wings flapping rapidly. I have not noticed any other species doing this, so it's a quite good indication of E grossulariae.
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manterr



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: I.D. Please Reply with quote

Please Could you help me with Identification Please, these were seen today in my Garden.
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conopid



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first is Syritta pipiens. The other two are Eristalis tenax
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manterr



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: I.D. Please Reply with quote

This hover is quite common in my back garden can anybody I.D. it please.

Regards Brian
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brianh



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episyrphus balteatus sometimes called the marmalade fly.

It is characterised by having two black stripes on each of tergites 3 and 4.

The width and strength of the stripes is variable.
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manterr



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: I.D. Please Reply with quote

img 1227 Is This Episyrphus balteatus sometimes called the marmalade fly.

img 1235 ?

Regards Brian
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