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Eristalinus sepulchralis?
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Posted on 16-10-2005 05:58

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Could this fine Syrphidae enjoying the autumn Erica multiflora here near Rome in Italy be Eristalinus sepulchralis?

Thanks, Sarah
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Posted on 20-10-2005 20:52
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You are almost right. This species is Eristalis aeneus, a female.
Nice picture Smile
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Posted on 21-10-2005 07:07

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Thanks Andre, both for the identification and the kind words. I don't suppose you happen to know of a good non-technical key for the SyrphidaeWink, Sarah
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Posted on 24-10-2005 15:06
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There is, unfortunately, no key to the syrphidae of the Iberian peninsula Sad
Reason why I am shipping some specimens to Alicante today.
So, if you like to do some nessecary work: write this key! Wink

Anyway, there are some sources on the internet. On Mark van Veen's site you may find some help (but does not contain all spanish species, so be carefull):
Then there are several sites with pictures, that can help you. To mention two: (which is currently offline)

Have fun!
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Posted on 25-10-2005 07:37

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Thanks again Andre for this useful information. I've bookmarked all the sites and I'll go back later to browse. One of the frustrating things for a beginning in the Diptera is the lack of readily available guides and keys accessible to the layman, but I will persist! Sarah
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 25-10-2005 07:54
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All these links were available from the Web Links. Check the Online keys and Families sections.

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Posted on 25-10-2005 10:34
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Please do persist Sarah, there's a lot to do in Italy!
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Posted on 26-10-2005 06:59

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I certainly will Andre... the enthusiasm grows daily Wink, Sarah
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