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[Epistrophe melanostoma] Syrphus sp ?
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Posted on 19-05-2005 21:00
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Sorry, these are not so good picts, but maybe they're good enough anyway to tell more about the ID ? I think about some Syrphus sp female, maybe S. ribesii ?
(Saint Apollinaire, Burgundy, France - 8th May 2005 - 13 mm long)
Edited by Arthropa on 09-03-2007 23:21
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Posted on 22-05-2005 15:52
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Hello Benoit,
This is a syrphini allright, but not a Syrphus sp.
The thorax is very shiny, suggesting a species of Epistrophe.
In this case I think it is a female of E. melanostoma, allthough one should look at the color of the hairs on the scutellum to see the difference with E. nitidicollis.
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 22-05-2005 18:16
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Ok, thanks for rectification and explanations, Gerard !

Best greetings,

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