Thread subject: :: (solved) not syrphidae - Cephenemyia stimulator

Posted by AdrianBothe on 23-02-2022 07:21

Dear all,
last summer I found this syrphid fly on mount Stoos in the Swiss Alps. Could it be Arctophila bombiformis? It looks somewhat similar, but I'm not entirely convinced that I got it right. THe dark band on the pronotum seems broader on other pictures and the abdomen doesn't usually seem to be orange-brown like in this picture..
I appreciate any help!
Best regards, Adrian

Edited by AdrianBothe on 23-02-2022 20:14

Posted by eklans on 23-02-2022 08:21

Hi Adrian, this one is not of Syrphidae but of Oestridae and I think it is a Cephenemyia stimulator.

Posted by AdrianBothe on 23-02-2022 12:05

Hi Eric, thank you for the correction and ID!
Best, Adrian