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


Male

Female

Length: 8-10mm;
Wing Length: 7-9mm;
Proboscis Length: 4-4.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? March - October
(Earliest: 30.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Alopecurus pratensis Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Platycheirus peltatus


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