Melanostoma scalare (Fabricius 1794) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Females

Length: 7-8.5mm;
Wing Length: 5.5-8mm;
Proboscis Length: 2-2.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? April - November
(Earliest: 30.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)

Aphis fabae

Other Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)
90% Pollen
10% Nectar

Cardamine amara Pollen

Cardamine pratensis Pollen

Stellaria graminea Pollen

Galium aparine Pollen

Scorzoneroides autumnalis Pollen

Papaver dubium Pollen

Ranunculus repens Pollen

Molinia caerulea Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Chequered Hoverfly - Melanostoma scalare


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

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