Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Eupeodes latifasciatus? (04.08.22) --> unsure

Posted by Juergen Peters on 05-08-2022 22:58
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Hello,

an 8-9 mm male yesterday on Solidago canadensis in our courtyard. Does not seem to be the usual Eupeodes corollae or luniger. Maybe Eupeodes latifasciatus?

Edited by Juergen Peters on 10-08-2022 20:37

Posted by Juergen Peters on 05-08-2022 22:59
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Pic #2

Posted by Juergen Peters on 05-08-2022 22:59
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Posted by Juergen Peters on 05-08-2022 23:00
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Posted by sundew on 10-08-2022 13:52
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If you compare Steven Falk's collection of Eupeodes species (https://www.flick...460588728/), you'll see that a banded pattern may occur in some of them. Males are very variable. The best differentiating feature is said to be "second basal wing cell completely covered with microtrichia" in E. latifasciatus, 75 % or less in other species. So poor chances for photos...
Best wishes, Sundew

Edited by sundew on 10-08-2022 13:53

Posted by Juergen Peters on 10-08-2022 20:37
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Thank you, Sundew!