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#1 2014-08-21 21:48:11

Jim Jobe
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Another hoverfly

Does anyone recognise this species please?


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#2 2014-08-22 20:36:35

andrewsi25
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Re: Another hoverfly

A female Sphaerophoria, and as such not possible to species.

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#3 2014-08-22 21:40:08

Jim Jobe
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Re: Another hoverfly

Thanks Ian. Am I right in thinking most probably scripta?

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#4 2014-08-23 14:13:29

Howard Bentley
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Re: Another hoverfly

S. scripta is the most common species, but it's nothing more than guesswork to say that this photo shows that species.

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#5 2014-08-24 02:26:18

Jim Jobe
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Re: Another hoverfly

Cheers Howard.

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