Episyrphus [Syrphus] balteatus (De Geer 1776) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Dark Form

Length: 9-12mm, Wing Length: 6-10.25mm; Proboscis Length: 2-3mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? January - November
(Earliest: 9.3)
Migratory

Attractant Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Farnesene

Biotopes:
Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)

Aphis fabae

Other Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)
90% Pollen
10% Nectar

Several Apiaceae Pollen

Many Asteraceae Pollen

Several Lamiaceae Pollen

Several Rosaceae Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Pollen

Epilobium hirsutum Pollen

Galium aparine Pollen

Galium mollugo Pollen

Polygonum persicaria Pollen

Rumex obtusifolius Pollen

Digitalis purpurea Pollen

Calystegia sepium Pollen

Chenopodium album Pollen

Campanula rotundifolia Pollen

Malva moschata Pollen

Succisa pratensis Pollen

Ranunculus flammula Pollen

Hypericum maculatum Pollen

Stellaria graminea Pollen

Eleocharis palustris Pollen

Juncus articulatus Pollen

Salix aurita Pollen

Sambucus nigra Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Pollen
Parasitoids:
Entomophthora muscae

Diplazon laetatorius Larva

Promethes sulcator Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

Nature Spot: Marmalade Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus
Biodiversity Reference: Marmalade Hoverfly
Insektenbox: Hain-Schwebfliege


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