Platycheirus [Platychirus] albimanus (Fabricius 1781) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Larva

Length: 7-10mm;
Wing Length: 5-8mm;
Proboscis Length: 3-3.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Earliest: 8.7) ? April - October
(Earliest: 17.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Brassicaceae Nectar, Pollen

Caltha palustris Pollen

Ranunculus repens Nectar, Pollen

Stellaria holostea Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Taraxacum campylodes Nectar, Pollen

Hypericum perforatum Pollen

Oxalis acetosella Pollen

Myosotis nemorosa Pollen

Luzula campestris Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: White-footed Hoverfly - Platycheirus albimanus
Insektenbox: Graue Breitfu▀schwebfliege


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