Thread subject: :: Syrphus ribesii

Posted by johan v on 31-01-2023 09:38

Syrphus torvus or Syrphus vitripennis.
I have some doubts with this fly.
The 3rd femur looks more S. torvus to me but I don't see any hairs on the eyes.
Date : 11-07-2022
Location : Oudsbergen, Belgium
Habitat : dry heathland with forest
Any help is welcome.

Best regards

Edited by johan v on 13-02-2023 13:01

Posted by eklans on 31-01-2023 10:13

I think it' s a male S. ribesii: hind femur black on 2/3 of it's length, eyes bare. (Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, van Veen, 2010)

Posted by johan v on 31-01-2023 12:56

I thought the hind femur was yellow for S. Ribessi but I see it's only for females.

Thank you for your answer.

Best regards

Posted by Karsten Thomsen on 04-02-2023 18:42

Clearly male Syrphus ribesii.
You should edit the title bar to reflect ID.