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Double A
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Eristalis or Merodon?

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Eristalis intricaria (was intricarius until very recently)Smile
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Thanks, Nigel! Smile
 
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There is an easy way to tell Merodon from Eristalis - look at the venation, where the outer cross-vein (vein M) joins R4+5. In Eristalis this is very close to the wing margin, but in Merodon (see http://www.giffbe...5-0006.jpg) it joins half-way between the loop and the wing margin.
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Thank you, Tony! It's not so easy for me, because I'm not an entomologist, but only IT-engineer Wink
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