Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Eupeodes cf. corollae?
Posted by Maik Hausotte on 06-06-2020 12:22
I think it's a Eupeodes species, corollae or…
Thanks for your help,
Photo: Leipzig, Saxony/Germany, 20.05.2020
Posted by Juergen Peters on 06-06-2020 20:10
the comma spots do not reach the tergite margins, so not corollae
. Most likely Eupeodes luniger
Posted by Maik Hausotte on 06-06-2020 20:29
thank you very much for the quick help and the information. Then I will now name the photos as Eupeodes cf. luniger.
Posted by Sundew on 07-06-2020 00:05
To exclude E. lapponicus
the wing venation is important (in this species vein R4+5 is strongly bent). It is not clearly seen here. Another quite similar species is Scaeva selenitica
, but it has a swollen frons, dark antennae and a dark ring on the hind tibiae, so it is out. Eupeodes
spec. is OK.
It always pays to compare the pictures and explanation in Steven Falk's Syrphidae collection (https://www.flick...600153789/
Posted by Juergen Peters on 07-06-2020 01:33
To exclude E. lapponicus the wing venation is important (in this species vein R4+5 is strongly bent). It is not clearly seen here.
therefore I did not write "surely Euopeodes luniger
Posted by Sundew on 07-06-2020 03:06
That's what I understood from your post, dear Jürgen! I just expanded the explanation.
Posted by Maik Hausotte on 07-06-2020 21:00
For me it is nice and sufficient to know that it is Eupeodes spec. Many thanks. Best regards, Maik