Helophilus trivittatus (Fabricius 1805) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 14-18mm, Wing Length: 10.25-12.25mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - October
(Earliest: 8.6)
(Migratory)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Meadows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

Submerged Plant Litter
Food:
(Adult)

Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Mentha arvensis Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Urtica dioica Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Nature Spot: Helophilus trivittatus
Insektenbox: Große Sumpfschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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