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

Rubus fruticosus Nectar, Pollen

Rubus idaeus Nectar, Pollen

Valeriana officinalis Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Urtica dioica 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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