Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Length: 7-9mm;
Wing Length: 4.25-7mm;
Proboscis Length: 3-3.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? March - November
(Earliest: 16.4)

Nectar
Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

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

Several Apiaceae Nectar

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Brassicaceae Nectar

Several Lamiaceae Nectar

Several Rosaceae Nectar

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar

Bistorta officinalis

Rumex obtusifolius Nectar

Stellaria holostea Nectar

Galium mollugo Nectar

Hypericum maculatum Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar

Viburnum opulus Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Thick-legged Hoverfly - Syritta pipiens
Insektenbox: Gemeine Keulenschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 J.K. Lindsey

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