Eristalis similis [pratorum] (FallÚn 1817) (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 13-16mm, Wing Length: 10-11mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - August
(Earliest: 11.3)
Migratory

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Eutrophic Pools
Food:
(Larva)

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

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Chaerophyllum temulum Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Mentha arvensis Nectar

Mentha suaveolens Nectar

Calystegia sepium Nectar

Malva moschata Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Hypericum perforatum Pollen

Urtica dioica Nectar

Cardamine amara Nectar, Pollen

Filipendula ulmaria Nectar

Most Salix Nectar

Castanea sativa Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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