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#1 2012-08-27 14:52:40

Jim Jobe
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?Eristalis cryptarum

A friend has just emailed me this photo - could it miraculously be Eristalis cryptarum?


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#2 2012-08-27 19:53:52

andrewsi25
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Re: ?Eristalis cryptarum

Can't really see very much of it (!), but I would have thought it was horticola.

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#3 2012-08-28 01:23:58

Jim Jobe
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Re: ?Eristalis cryptarum

Most likely Ian, it's just the leg colour that makes me wonder.

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#4 2012-08-28 17:30:01

oceanlis2000
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Re: ?Eristalis cryptarum

I agree with Ian, brightly coloured, basal part of femur 3 orange

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#5 2012-08-29 18:23:29

Jim Jobe
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Re: ?Eristalis cryptarum

Many thanks both.

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#6 2012-11-05 19:05:35

falky
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Re: ?Eristalis cryptarum

Only just picked up on this (been too busy with Buglife this summer to keep up with DF issues), but managed to get some great cryptarum images and observations as part of Buglife's Bog Hoverfly project. Wasn't a great year for cryptarum, but we saw it at two sites on Dartmoor, and can kind of sense the habitats it likes (soakaways within valley mire) and probably once used in he New Forest and Dorset. My illustration in British Hoverflies is misleading - I gave it orange spots assuming the specimen I had had faded reddish due to gut contents. It really is red-spotted and totally gorgeous!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N … 248971048/

Check out the rest of my Flickr site, hoverflies 95% done, various other invert groups done - even slugs!


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#7 2012-11-08 13:50:36

oceanlis2000
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Re: ?Eristalis cryptarum

Already seen these fab. photos Steven, first time I've seen this species, a real beauty, thanks for putting them on...

Are you going to put you Muscidae on at some point?

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