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unknown black Hoverflies
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Posted on 02-08-2016 19:17

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I believe the first image may be a Cheilosa species. Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England. July 2016

How about the second image, is it a Hoverfly, there seems to be a Vena spuria? Found in the same locality at the same time. Perhaps another Diptera family?
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Posted on 03-08-2016 20:19

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I believe after studying my field guide that the bottom image is certainly Cheilosa variabilis?
Edited by nomad on 04-08-2016 08:02
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Posted on 03-08-2016 22:40
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nomad wrote:
I believe are studying my field guide that the bottom image is certainly Cheilosa variabilis?

I was about to write that already yesterday, but then the date (July) discouraged me. Here in northwest Germany this species flies in late April/early May.
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Posted on 04-08-2016 08:01

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Hi Jurgen
It has been a very late Spring in Britain and in the large old forest, species are known to appear there late.

Best Wishes Peter.
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