Cheilosia vernalis (FallÚn 1817) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 5-7mm; Wing Length: 4.5-6.75mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - October
(Earliest: 27.3)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Root & Stem Borer)

Achillea millefolium

Sonchus oleraceus
Food:
(Adult)

Taraxacum campylodes Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Salix aurita Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae


Pictures © 2003, 2006, 2012 J.K. Lindsey

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