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


Male

Female

Larva

Length: 7-10mm; Wing Length: 5-8mm; Proboscis Length: 3mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Earliest: 12.6) ? April - October
(Earliest: 28.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Caryophyllaceae Nectar, Pollen

Anemone nemorosa Pollen

Veronica chamaedrys Nectar, Pollen

Myosotis nemorosa Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Diplazon laetatorius Larva

Promethes sulcator Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Platycheirus scutatus


Pictures © 2003, 2008 J.K. Lindsey

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