Eristalis pertinax (Scopoli 1763) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 11-16.5mm;
Wing Length: 8.25-12.75mm;
Proboscis Length: 6.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - November
(Earliest: 27.3)
(Winter)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows

Hedge Rows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

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

Several Apiaceae Nectar

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Several Rosaceae Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Cardamine amara Nectar

Mentha suaveolens Nectar

Urtica dioica Nectar

Salix caprea Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar

Sambucus nigra Nectar

Castanea sativa Nectar

Vaccinium myrtillus Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Nature Spot: Tapered Drone Fly - Eristalis pertinax
Biodiversity Reference: Eristalis pertinax
Insektenbox: Gemeine Keilfleckschwebfliege


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