Volucella bombylans (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Males

Female

Couple

Length: 11-17mm;
Wing Length: 8-14mm;
Proboscis Length: 7-8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? April - September
(Earliest: 26.5)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Apidae Wastes

Vespidae Wastes
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Centaurea jacea Nectar, Pollen

Cirsium palustre Nectar, Pollen

Polygonum bistorta Nectar, Pollen

Valeriana officinalis Nectar, Pollen

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar, Pollen

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

Several Crabronidae
Models:
Several Bombus

Nature Spot: Volucella bombylans
Insektenbox: Hummelschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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