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Merodon avidus ?
Maik Hausotte
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Posted on 29-06-2020 08:54

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is this fly from June 27, 2020 from Leipzig (Saxony/Germany) a Merodon species (maybe avidus)?
Thanks for your help,
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Posted on 30-06-2020 00:59
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This is a female of the species formerly known as Merodon avidus. Popovic et al. (2015, https://www.resea..._Syrphidae) showed, however, that the "true" M. avidus was restricted to the Mediterranean region, whereas the sibling species found in the continental part of Europe is M. moenium. Therefore: female M. moenium, as Leipzig is not Mediterranean Wink
Maik Hausotte
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Posted on 30-06-2020 16:42

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And I learned something again (sometimes I have the feeling that Leipzig is Mediterranean Smile). Thank you very much (also for the literature). Best regards, Maik
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