Volucella pellucens (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 13-17mm, Wing Length: 10-15.5; Proboscis Length: 7-7.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? May - September
(Earliest: 28.5)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Apidae Wastes

Vespidae Wastes
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Valeriana officinalis Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Urtica dioica Nectar, Pollen

Rubus idaeus Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Pellucid Fly - Volucella pellucens
Insektenbox: Gemeine Waldschwebfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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