Platycheirus [Platychirus] clypeatus (Meigen 1822) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Length: 6.5-9.5mm
Wing Length: 5-7.5mm;
Proboscis Length: 2-2.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? April - October
(Earliest: 8.5)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Artemisia vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Plantago lanceolata Pollen

Ranunculus repens Nectar, Pollen

Mentha arvensis Nectar, Pollen

Campanula rotundifolia Nectar, Pollen

Lotus pedunculatus Nectar, Pollen

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar, Pollen

Anthoxanthum odoratum Pollen

Alopecurus pratensis Pollen

Carex nigra Pollen

Sparganium emersum Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012 J.K. Lindsey

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