Epistrophe eligans (Harris 1780) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Ovipositing

Length: 10-12mm;
Wing Length: 6.25-9.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - August
(Earliest: 5.5)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Mentha suaveolens Nectar, Pollen

Alchemilla xanthochlora Nectar, Pollen

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Epistrophe eligans
Insektenbox: Zweiband-Wiesenschwebfliege


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