Meliscaeva [Episyrphus] auricollis (Meigen 1822) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 7-11mm;
Wing Length: 6-9.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - November
(Earliest: 25.4)
(Migratory)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Scorzoneroides autumnalis Nectar, Pollen

Senecio nemorensis Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus flammula Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Hypericum maculatum Pollen

Filipendula ulmaria Nectar, Pollen

Salix aurita Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Diplazon laetatorius Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Meliscaeva auricollis


Pictures © 2003, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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