Sphaerophoria philanthus (Meigen 1822) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 7-8mm;
Wing Length: 5.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? May - August
(Earliest: 9.6)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Hieracium umbellatum Nectar, Pollen

Chelidonium majus Nectar, Pollen

Euphorbia helioscopia Nectar, Pollen

Potentilla erecta Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae


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