Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Helophilus hybridus? <- confirmed

Posted by Rupert Huber on 24-07-2022 17:31
#1

Hi all!

Is this Helophilus hybridus? And if yes, are these black stripes on the abdomen sign of an illness, or is that part of its normal range of appearance?

(And if no, what is it?)

Rather small, approx. 10 mm

22.7.2022, Germany, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, near lake Mindelsee (Radolfzell), about 410 m asl., coordinates ~ 47.75404, 9.00674

Edited by Rupert Huber on 26-07-2022 11:45

Posted by Rupert Huber on 24-07-2022 17:31
#2

2nd pic

Posted by Rupert Huber on 24-07-2022 17:32
#3

3rd pic

Posted by Rupert Huber on 24-07-2022 17:32
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4th pic

Posted by Sundew on 26-07-2022 02:20
#5

H. hybridus is correct, see the identification aids in https://www.natur...hybridus-0 that nicely compile the distinguishing characters between the three common Helophilus species. The pictures in https://www.flick...445176776/ show that there may be dark spots in the yellow tergite parts.
Regards, Sundew

Posted by Rupert Huber on 26-07-2022 11:05
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Many thanks Sundew!

I wasn't even quite sure whether it's Helophilus at all. These black stripes and also that it seemed smaller than any pendulus that I can remember distracted me a bit.