Thread subject: :: Myathropa florea - Questions about egg laying.

Posted by ukursawe on 03-09-2023 19:42

Hi all,

today I watched (and photographed) two female specimen of Myathropa florea with extended "Ovipositor", if that is the proper expression for the egg-laying apparatus in hoverflies.

The first one was actually releasing a drop from the extension and I am wondering if that was an egg or a pheromone bubble or excrement or whatever. Is it possible to identify that from the picture?.
Is currently the "egg-laying season", if that exists at all, for Myathropa florea (because the extension was visible on the second fly, too), or is it just coincidence?

Greetings, Uli