Rhingia campestris Meigen 1822 (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 7-11mm, Wing Length: 6-9.5mm; Proboscis Length: 11-12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(2 Days) ? (Winter) March - November
(Earliest: 24.4)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Dung
Food:
(Adult)
90% Nectar
10% Pollen

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Several Brassicaceae Nectar

Several Fabaceae Pollen

Several Lamiaceae Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Stellaria holostea Nectar

Menyanthes trifoliata Nectar

Hypericum maculatum Pollen

Calystegia sepium Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar

Geranium robertianum Nectar

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar

Caltha palustris Nectar

Aegopodium podagraria Nectar

Veronica chamaedrys Nectar

Campanula rotundifolia Nectar

Myosotis arvensis Nectar

Papaver dubium Pollen

Crataegus Nectar

Prunus avium Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Rhingia campestris
Insektenbox: Feld-Schnabelschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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