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STRATIOMYIDAE

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MUSCIDAE
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hovers
Sphaerophoria scripta
Hoverflies in cop
27.8.2005
ID provided by David Iliff
Flies
Two Flies which could be:

A Greenbottle
  Dasyphora  sp. (Muscid)

A Tachinid
Thelaria sp.
ID needs verification
Hoverfly
Syritta pipiens (f)
Hoverfly
16.8.2005
garden
Hoverfly
Syritta pipiens  (m)
Hoverfly
16.8.2005
Garden
hover
Episyrphus balteatus (m)
Hoverfly
16.8.2005
Garden
Hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta (m)
Hoverfly
16.8.2005
Garden

Fly
Eupeodes corollae (Metasyrphus)
Hoverfly
2.8.2005
Garden

ID from Hans Arentsen's Garden Safari
fly
Scaeva pyrastri (m)
Hoverfly
Garden
2.8.2005
V. Zonaria
Volucella zonaria (f)
Hoverfly
25.8.2005
Garden
Volucella
Volucella inanis (f)
Hoverfly
McIntyres Field, Lancing Ring
9.8.2005
Leucozona lucorum
Volucella pellucens
Hoverfly
7.7.2005
McIntyres Field, Lancing Ring
ID confirmed by  Murdo Macdonald
HBGR
Volucella
Volucella inflata
Hoverfly
18.6.2005
McIintyres Field, Lancing Ring

ID by Jill Mears
Hoverfly

Meliscaeva auricollis
St James-the-Less churchyard
North Lancing
26.3.2005
I'D supplied by David Iliff on UK Hoverflies
Hoverfly
Eristalis pertinax
dark form
24.4.2005
Mash Barn Lane
I'D supplied by David Iliff on UK Hoverflies
Drone Fly
Eristalis tenax (m)
A Drone Fly/Rat Tail Maggot
18.8.2005
Garden
eristalis
 Eristalis tenax (probably)
A Drone Fly/Rat Tail Maggot
Recorded 22 Feb.2003

Where: On painted house wall

Click image for Rat-Tail maggot larvae
Eristalis
Eristalis interruptus [syn.nemorum]
female
recorded :15.8.2004
Lancing Ring Meadows
"It is a female nemorum - also showing white margins to the tergites as
found in cryptarum, but with a very different leg colour. Good timing."

Steven Falk, Senior Keeper of Natural History,
Warwickshire Museum, Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SA
tel: 01926 412481
Merodon equestris

Merodon equestris

A Hover Fly
recorded 29.5.04
Site: Garden
Syrphus spp.(ribesii)
 Syrphus spp. (ribesii, unconfirmed)
English: A Hover fly
Recorded: 11 April 2004
Where: garden
Notes: 'cannot be identified to species. This has always been a tricky genus requiring considerable care, but the addition of  S. rectus has made it difficult to impossible (in the case of separating male S. vitripennis and S. rectus)! So you will usually need a specimen under good magnification and lighting to get this genus to species! (Stuart Ball)
hoverfly
Syrphus spp. (ribesii?)
Hoverfly - female
recorded: 16.9.2004
garden
Observed in the process of egg laying on Evening Primrose Oenothera plant.
 (Not the Buxus in the photo)
Re: Thin yellow stripe on abdomen:"I think that is just an effect of the abdomen being flexed and showing the tergite joints. Either the joint is coloured or the tergite edges are catching the light. " -Steve Covey
UK-Hoverflies@yahoogroups.com
syphus
Syrphus spp.
22.4.2005
Mash Barn Lane, Lancing
Episyrphus balteatus
A Hover fly
Episyrphus balteatus
Recorded: 25.6.04
Site: Garden

"The double bars on the abdomen are distinctive".
-Matt Smith via UK-Hoverflies


Episyrphus balteatus
Episyrphus balteatus
Recorded: 31.7.2004
Garden
Myathropa florea
Scientific: Myathropa florea

Recorded: 16. May 2004
Site: Garden

Myathropa
Myathropa florea
1.5.2005
Mash Barn Lane
Xanthogramma pedissequum
A Hoverfly
Xanthogramma  pedissequum
recorded:29.6.04
site: Malthouse Meadow, Sompting

Notes :
"The important markings are the 'horseshoe-shaped' spots at the base of the abdomen. (horseshoe = pedis-equum geddit?)" -MS
Ref sources
BioImages
David Element

Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta
3.7.2005
female
Garden
Sphaerophoria scripta
  Sphaerophoria scripta
male
 13.7.04
site: McIntyres Field, Sompting
Sphaerophoria scripta Sphaerophoria scripta
Hoverfly
recorded 31.7.04
Garden
Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta
Recorded : 9.8.2004
Garden
Helophilus pendulus
Helophilus pendulus
17.7.2004
Garden
External link
fly Scaeva pyrastri
2.8.2005
Garden
see below for comparison with Eupeodes
E. luniger
Eupeodes luniger
Front garden
21.1.2006
Hover Eupeodes luniger/ Eupeodes corollae. ?
Mash Barn Lane
24.4.2005
Eupeodes corollae
Eupeodes luniger
17.7.2004
Garden
"Hoverflies with aphidophagous larvae can show quite some
variation in size. When 'mummy' deposited an egg near a rather poor aphid colony, then 'junior' would have had little to eat and consequently be smaller than a
sibling whose egg was deposited near a nice and large aphid colony."-Paul Beuk on Uk-Hoverflies
Eupeodes corollae
Eupeodes luniger/ Eupeodes corollae.?
Garden
Hoverflies of Adur
Hoverfly Stratiomyidae
Chloromyia formosa
A Soldier Fly
recorded 28.6.04
Site: Garden

Notes:
http://www.diptera.info
Stratiomys potamida A Soldier Fly
Stratiomys potamida
recorded 11.7.04
Site: close to garden pond

Confirmed by Simon Hayhow on UK Hoverflies

Click for underside view
Soldier Fly Stratiomys potamida
Stratiomys potamida
Soldier Fly
Stratiomys potamida
Soldier fly
Emergent Stratiomys potamida

The fly's wings are not yet inflated.
I witnessed the event a few minutes after this picture.

St Mark's Fly
Bibio marci
St Mark's Fly
30.4.2005
Garden


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