Meliscaeva cinctella [Episyrphus cinctellus] (Zetterstedt 1843) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 7-11mm;
Wing Length: 7-9.75mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - September
(Earliest: 30.4)
(Migratory)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar, Pollen

Taraxacum campylodes Nectar, Pollen

Cardamine pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Anemone nemorosa Pollen

Campanula rotundifolia Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Sambucus racemosa Nectar, Pollen

Eleocharis palustris Pollen

Glyceria fluitans Pollen
Parasitoids:
Diplazon laetatorius Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Meliscaeva cinctella
Insektenbox: Späte Frühlingsschwebfliege


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