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Syrphidae for ID
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Posted on 17-05-2008 22:33

Location: Zaragoza, Spain
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I don't know if is better posted in Larvae forum or in Syrphidae forum. Paul,, move it to Syrphidae if you considere it better.

Date: three days ago
Habitat and Locality: Urban garden in Zaragoza city, middle Ebro valley, NE Spain. Mediterranean climate.
Size: Abou 13-15 mm.
Others: Many exemplars in the same square meter. Many species of syrphids observed in my garden: Eristalis, Eristalinus, Xanthogramma, Chrysotoxum, Episyrphus, Eupeodes, Epistrophe, Dasysyrphus, Syritta, Helophilus...

Can be identified, at least to genus level?


Krister Hall
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Posted on 28-08-2008 12:17
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I would guess on this one:
Susan R Walter
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Posted on 28-08-2008 14:27
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I love the athleticism displayed in the top shot - great pic Isidro. Smile
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Posted on 01-09-2008 15:28

Location: Zaragoza, Spain
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Identified as Epistrophe eligans as very probably.
Krister Hall
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Posted on 05-09-2008 20:06
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Hi again!
I am not an expert but I reared the larvae on the attached picture and it turned out to be a E eligans. It is much more flat than your cylindrical larvae. I still think it is a Scaeva on your pictures but I am not sure.
Krister Hall attached the following image:

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13.10.20 17:16
You can edit your own thread - button "Edit" below.

12.10.20 13:24
Can I edit a thread subject?

28.09.20 07:58
Use “new thread” buttom right below

26.09.20 17:56
How do I post ? Smile

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That woul be up to me, as an administrator. Smile

27.08.20 12:30
I want to move a thread to the Syphridae subforum - how can I do this?

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How do I post?

08.08.20 14:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

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