Thread subject: :: Eupeodes cf. corollae?

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/).
Regards, Sundew