Cheilosia variabilis (Panzer 1798) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 9-12mm; Wing Length: 7.75-10.25mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - August
(Earliest: 15.5)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge

Beech Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous Root & Stem Borer)

Scrophularia nodosa

Cirsium vulgare
Food:
(Adult)

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Scorzoneroides autumnalis Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Cheilosia variabilis


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