Helophilus pendulus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Length: 12-13mm, Wing Length: 8.5-11.25mm; Proboscis Length: 5.5-6mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - October
(Earliest: 11.4)
(Winter)

Biotopes:
Stream Banks

Heath and Moorland

Meadows

Wet Meadows

Hedge Rows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

Submerged Plant Litter
Food:
(Adult)

Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Rosaceae Nectar

Cardamine amara Nectar, Pollen

Erysimum cheiranthoides Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Polygonum bistorta Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Oxalis acetosella Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Nature Spot: The Footballer - Helophilus pendulus
Insektenbox: Gemeine Sonnenschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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