Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Sphaerophoria taeniata?

Posted by Hurlzzz on 16-08-2023 11:53
#4

Wow! What a lucky shot J├╝rgen!
"And you shall know them by the company they keep"

Of course Sphaerophoria females are mostly impossible to tell apart.
I was just wondering if the complete separation of the black bands on my one was significant?
I see that the bands of tergite 2 and 4 are joined in your photo.
This is just like the other one I posted (seen this year).
I have never seen a Sphaerophoria male in the wild.
Do you have any tips for where or when to find them?
Thanks again!

John