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Eristalinus aeneus?
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Posted on 03-09-2006 21:31
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Taken yesterday on 2nd September.

I think this can be Eristalinus aeneus... but I?m not sure. What do you think?
Thank you!
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Robert Nash
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Posted on 04-09-2006 14:12

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Close. but five conspicuous grey stripes on thorax = female sepulchralis. Also aeneus is a sea coast species (at least in U.K, Ireland)
Edited by Robert Nash on 04-09-2006 16:02
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 04-09-2006 16:33
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Robert, you shouldn't forget that in Southern Europe the females of aeneus also have strong stripes on the thorax, just like sepulchralis. And in the South they're not restricted to the coast, you'll find them inland as well! Grin
But, still this could be sepulchralis, because it looks like it has dull spots on the abdomen which would suggest sepulchralis!
Gerard Pennards
Robert Nash
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Posted on 05-09-2006 09:24

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We live and learn. Many thanks Gerard.Greetings alsoPfftPfft. Robert.
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