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 Pollen

Senecio nemorensis Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus flammula Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Hypericum maculatum Pollen

Salix aurita Nectar
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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