Sphaerophoria scripta (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Couple


Larva

Length: 7-12mm;
Wing Length: 5-7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Earliest: 10.7) ? April - November
(Earliest: 3.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Aegopodium podagraria Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar, Pollen

Malva moschata Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus repens Nectar, Pollen

Stellaria graminea Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Diplazon laetatorius Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Predators:
Tenthredo mesomela
Other Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Long Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta
Insektenbox: Gemeine Stiftschwebfliege


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