Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Parhelophilus versicolor or frutetorum? -> Parhelophilus sp.
Posted by Renate on 03-07-2020 09:19
just found this picture from lasr summer and realized that this hoverfly hasn't been named yet ;)
Is this Parhelophilus veriscolor or P. frutetorum?
Length approx 10mm (if I remember this right)
Germany Brandenburg, Fährsee, amongst trees a few yards from the lake
Edited by Renate on 03-07-2020 22:47
Posted by Sundew on 03-07-2020 21:31
It is a female and thus hopeless... See https://diptera.i...;pid=98417
and the descriptions and pictures given here: https://www.flick...263217876/
. Males can be told apart if there is a picture of the lower side of femur 3, as P. frutetorum
has a bristle-tipped tubercle under its base. But the identification of females from photos is hardly possible - sorry!
Posted by Renate on 03-07-2020 22:47
at least it's not only me who can't tell - Parhelophilus sp. it will be, then :)
Thanks for your reply