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Xylotina male -> Chalcosyrphus nemorum
Axel D
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Posted on 04-05-2022 14:56
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I found this hoverfly around a small forest pond. I think it's either a Xylota (abiens or close) or Chalcosyrphus nemorum. Is it possible to know the species with this single picture ? This hovefly was quickly distrurbed by a male Helophilus and I didn't see it again.

Bois de la Couronne, Clicly-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
30th of April 2022
Body length : around 13 mm ?
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Edited by Axel D on 06-05-2022 18:54
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Chalcosyrphus , should be C. nemorum, male.
Karsten Thomsen
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Posted on 05-05-2022 20:26
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Yes, Chalcosyrphus nemorum.
Axel D
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I thank you both. It's a new genus for me ! Smile
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