Eristalis interrupta [interruptus, nemorum] (Poda 1761) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Mating Dance


Larva

Length: 11-12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Earliest: 18.7) ? April - October
(Earliest: 12.4)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Wet Meadows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

Submerged Plant Litter
Food:
(Adult)
90% Nectar
10% Pollen

Several Apiaceae Nectar

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Rosaceae Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Mentha arvensis Nectar

Caltha palustris Nectar

Anemone nemorosa Pollen

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Salix caprea Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar

Viburnum opulus Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Nature Spot: Eristalis interruptus
Insektenbox: Mittlere Keilfleckschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014 J.K. Lindsey

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