Parasyrphus punctulatus (Verrall 1873) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 6-8mm; Wing Length: 5.5-7.75mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - August
(Earliest: 25.3)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Heath and Moorland

Hedge Rows

Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Taraxacum campylodes Nectar, Pollen

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Vaccinium myrtillus Nectar, Pollen

Salix aurita Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae


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