Melanostoma mellinum (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 5-7mm, Wing Length: 4.75-7mm; Proboscis Length: 2mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? April - November
(Earliest: 25.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Heath and Moorland

Pond Edge
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus flammula Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus repens Nectar, Pollen

Potentilla erecta Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Urtica dioica Nectar, Pollen

Eleocharis palustris Pollen

Phleum pratense Pollen

Dactylis glomerata Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Pollen

Salix aurita Nectar
Parasitoids:
Diplazon laetatorius Larva

Promethes sulcator Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Melanostoma mellinum


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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