Sericomyia silentis (Harris 1776) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 14-18mm, Wing Length: 9.5-14mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? May - October
(Earliest: 14.5)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires

Heath and Moorland

Meadows

Hedge Rows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

Submerged Plant Litter
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus repens Nectar, Pollen

Polygonum bistorta Nectar, Pollen

Crataegus Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Models:
Gorytes quinquecinctus

Nature Spot: Bog Hoverfly - Sericomyia silentis
Biodiversity Reference: Sericomyia silentis


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