Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 9-11mm;
Wing Length: 7-10mm;
Proboscis Length: 4-6mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? March - November
(Earliest: 14.3)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Meadows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

Submerged Plant Litter
Food:
(Adult)
90% Nectar
10% Pollen

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Cardamine pratensis Nectar

Salix aurita Nectar

Viburnum opulus Nectar
Parasitoids:
(Larva)

Rhembobius quadrispinus Larva
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Nature Spot: Eristalis arbustorum


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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