Thread subject: :: Fagisyrphus cinctus ? ID ok?

Posted by brigitteu on 02-08-2009 03:29

Location: highmoore, near like zurich, switzerland
date: 01.08.09
size: about 10 mm

unfortunately I found no pic to Fagisyrphus cinctus in the gallery - or I overlooked.

Is it the correct ID?
Thanks, Brigitte

Edited by brigitteu on 02-08-2009 03:32

Posted by pierred on 02-08-2009 09:14

Fagisyrphus cinctus (FallÚn, 1817) is called Melangyna cincta in van Veen's book and Meligramma cincta in Fauna europaea. There are two pictures of a male in the gallery under this last name. Your specimen is yet another genus.

Maybe Meliscaeva cinctella?

Edited by pierred on 02-08-2009 09:18

Posted by brigitteu on 03-08-2009 18:52

this hoverfly seemed (for me) "wider" and "rounder" as Meliscaeva cinctella - in this reason I thought of Meligramma cincta.

Thank you!
Regards, Brigitte

Posted by pierred on 05-08-2009 07:51


In the gallery, you have the male and the female. This latter one is wider and rounder, as you say.

Posted by brigitteu on 06-08-2009 00:02

so you tend to Meligramma cincta too?

Posted by Andre on 06-08-2009 20:52

Meliscaeva cinctella female.