Epistrophe grossulariae (Meigen 1822) (Family Syrphidae)


Female


Larva

Length: 12-16mm, Wing Length: 9-12.25mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Earliest: 17.6) ? May - September
(Earliest: 21.6)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Cirsium arvense Nectar, Pollen

Scorzoneroides autumnalis Nectar, Pollen

Angelica sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae


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