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Posted on 21-04-2005 23:42

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Am I correct in thinking that this is one of those male syrphus spec. that cannot be determined from a photograph?
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 22-04-2005 00:32
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Hoi Elck,
No, not a Syrphus sp., but a member of the genus Epistrophe.
It is a bit difficult to identify it from a photo, but I think it is a Epistrophe melanostoma. The distinguishing characters with E. nitidicollis are not visible in the picture, but it seems that the scutellum is yellow-haired, and that would suggest E. melanostoma.
Also the broad yellow bands on the abdomen are pointing in this direction.
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 22-04-2005 10:32

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Thanks Gerard,

It cought my eye beacuse of the vibrant orangy colours.
The other picture I have shows the same faint yellow hairs on the scutellum.
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