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

Aegopodium podagraria Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Mentha arvensis Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium 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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