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Another Eristalis?
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Posted on 14-10-2005 08:15

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Would this be another Eristalis and if so, which one?

To my VERY inexpert eyes, it seems not dissimilar to http://www.dipter...ead_id=840 . Thanks, Sarah
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Posted on 20-10-2005 20:56
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This looks an Eristalis interrupta female to me (also known as E. nemorum). A better view on the face and/or stigma could help to make a 100 percent identification..
Edited by Andre on 21-10-2005 12:44
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Posted on 21-10-2005 07:24

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I have this photo, but it isn't of the same individual and I'm not absolutely sure it was the same species Sad.

Thanks, Sarah
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Posted on 21-10-2005 12:44
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I am sorry sarah, but the second one is another species... it's Eristalis tenax. For one thing, look at the hairs on the eyes: in the first picture you see the hairs equally dispersed over the eyes, in the second you can see the 'darker' vertical area over the eye, caused by hairs growing more 'bundled' on that part of the eye. Very characteristic for tenax (though sometimes a little difficult to recognize).
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Posted on 25-10-2005 07:35

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Thanks Andre, at least I know where to look the next time Wink, Sarah
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