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)

Several Apiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar, Pollen

Malva moschata Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus repens 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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