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Fagisyrphus cinctus ? ID ok?
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Posted on 02-08-2009 03:29
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Location: highmoore, near like zurich, switzerland
date: 01.08.09
size: about 10 mm

unfortunately I found no pic to Fagisyrphus cinctus in the gallery - or I overlooked.

Is it the correct ID?
Thanks, Brigitte
brigitteu attached the following image:

Edited by brigitteu on 02-08-2009 03:32
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Posted on 02-08-2009 09:14
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Fagisyrphus cinctus (FallÚn, 1817) is called Melangyna cincta in van Veen's book and Meligramma cincta in Fauna europaea. There are two pictures of a male in the gallery under this last name. Your specimen is yet another genus.

Maybe Meliscaeva cinctella?
Edited by pierred on 02-08-2009 09:18
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Posted on 03-08-2009 18:52
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this hoverfly seemed (for me) "wider" and "rounder" as Meliscaeva cinctella - in this reason I thought of Meligramma cincta.

Thank you!
Regards, Brigitte
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Posted on 05-08-2009 07:51
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In the gallery, you have the male and the female. This latter one is wider and rounder, as you say.
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so you tend to Meligramma cincta too?
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Posted on 06-08-2009 20:52
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Meliscaeva cinctella female.
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