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hovers Sphaerophoria scripta
Hoverflies in cop
27.8.2005

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphaerophoria_scripta
ID provided by David Iliff
Flies Two Flies which could be:

A Greenbottle
  Dasyphora  sp. (Muscid)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasyphora

A Tachinid
Thelaira sp.

Thelaira - Wikipedia
ID needs verification
Greenbottle fly Greenbottle
  Dasyphora  sp. (Muscid)
26.07.2023
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieracium_lachenalii
Hoverfly Syritta pipiens (f)
Thick-legged Hoverfly
16.8.2005
garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syritta_pipiens
Hoverfly Syritta pipiens  (m)
Hoverfly
16.8.2005
Garden
hover Episyrphus balteatus (m) Hoverfly
16.8.2005
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episyrphus_balteatus
Hoverfly Sphaerophoria scripta (m) Hoverfly 16.8.2005
Garden
Fly Eupeodes corollae (Metasyrphus)
Migrant Hoverfly
2.8.2005
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupeodes_corollae

ID from Hans Arentsen's Garden Safari
fly Scaeva pyrastri (m)
Hoverfly
Garden
2.8.2005

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaeva_pyrastri
V. Zonaria Volucella zonaria (f)
Hornet mimic Hoverfly
25.8.2005
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volucella_zonaria
Volucella Volucella inanis (f)
Hoverfly
McIntyres Field, Lancing Ring
9.8.2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volucella_inanis
Leucozona lucorum Volucella pellucens
Pellucid Hoverfly
7.7.2005
McIntyres Field, Lancing Ring

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volucella_pellucens
ID confirmed by  Murdo Macdonald
HBGR
Volucella Volucella inflata
Hoverfly
18.6.2005
McIintyres Field, Lancing Ring

ID by Jill Mears

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volucella_inflata
Hoverfly
Meliscaeva auricollis
St James-the-Less churchyard
North Lancing
26.3.2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meliscaeva_auricollis
I'D supplied by David Iliff on UK Hoverflies
Hoverfly Eristalis pertinax
dark form
Tapered Drone Fly
Larva is Rat tailed maggot
24.4.2005
Mash Barn Lane

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalis_pertinax
I'D supplied by David Iliff on UK Hoverflies
Drone Fly Eristalis tenax (m) A Drone Fly/Rat Tail Maggot
18.8.2005
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalis_tenax
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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalis_nemorum
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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merodon_equestris
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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrphus_ribesii
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
Marmalade Fly
Recorded: 25.6.04
Site: Garden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episyrphus_balteatus

"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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philhelius_pedissequus
Notes :
"The important markings are the 'horseshoe-shaped' spots at the base of the abdomen. (horseshoe = pedis-equum geddit?)" -MS
Ref sources
BioImages

Sphaerophoria scripta Sphaerophoria scripta
3.7.2005
female
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphaerophoria_scripta
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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helophilus_pendulus

Flickr
External link
fly Scaeva pyrastri
Pied Hoverfly
2.8.2005
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaeva_pyrastri
see below for comparison with Eupeodes
E. luniger Eupeodes luniger
Common Spotted field Syrph
Front garden
21.1.2006
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupeodes_luniger
Hover Eupeodes luniger/ Eupeodes corollae. ? Flickr

Mash Barn Lane
24.4.2005
Eupeodes corollae Eupeodes luniger
17.7.2004
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupeodes_luniger
"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
Eupeodes
Eupeodes luniger
Garden
2.10.2023
Hoverflies of Adur
Hoverfly Stratiomyidae
Chloromyia formosa
A Soldier Fly
Broad Centurion
recorded 28.6.04
Site: Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloromyia_formosa

Notes:
http://www.diptera.info
Stratiomys potamida A Soldier Fly
Stratiomys potamida
Banded General

recorded 11.7.04
Site: close to garden pond
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratiomys_potamida


Confirmed by Simon Hayhow on UK Hoverflies
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 or hawthorn fly
30.4.2005
Garden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibio_marci
Turnip Sawfly
Athalia rosae
Turnip Sawfly
9.8.2005
Lancing Ring

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnip_sawfly
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