Thread subject: :: Unidentified Syrphid from Iceland

Posted by Kahis on 15-04-2007 23:37

It's not E. lundbecki, which is a larger, Scaeva-like species. Having compared the photograph with females of E. curtus and E. punctifer I would exclude the latter. This leaves us with E. curtus or E. luniger . I would not be surprised if some of the recently described alpine/arctic species (like E. tirolensis) do occur on Iceland.

Summa summarum: Eupeodes is difficult even with the specimen at hand and a good reference collection. :|

Edited by Kahis on 15-04-2007 23:38