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Eupeodes luniger (Cambs. UK)
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Posted on 25-04-2023 14:44

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Hi All

Came across this medium sized hoverfly in a small copse by a river.

The lunate shaped markings suggested Eupodes, Scaeva or Dasysyrphus.
Bare eyes and black hairs along t3 and t4 are apparently diagnostic - Eupeodes.
Looking through Ball & Morris, I couldn't find one with suitable abdomen markings but in Steven Falk's galleries
he has some female E. luniger with lunate markings.

Could someone take a look and confirm, or put me straight please?

Yours, Gareth
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Posted on 25-04-2023 14:44

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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 25-04-2023 18:18
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Eupeodes luniger female is correct.
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
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Posted on 25-04-2023 22:13

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Thanks Jürgen. Nice to get some right.
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