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Meliscaeva auricollis (female)
Liliane D
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Posted on 16-03-2024 09:53

Location: France
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March 13, 2024 in the south of France.
Body 7,5 mm.
I noticed that Meliscaeva auricollis has a pale scutellum. But here I see the bicolor scutellum. Is this the criterion for another species?
Thank you for your help
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Edited by Liliane D on 28-03-2024 16:26
Liliane D
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Posted on 16-03-2024 09:53

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An other view
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Liliane D
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Posted on 22-03-2024 09:11

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Identification seems difficult. Shall I record it as female Syrphidae indeterminate?
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Posted on 27-03-2024 19:49

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Meliscaeva auricollis I would say, maybe the bicolored scutellum is caused by the light

Liliane D
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Posted on 28-03-2024 16:31

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Thank you very much Jonne,
I think it is indeed this species, with the darker color of the winter generations.
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