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Old Sunday 3rd September 2006, 23:24   #57
Roger Morris
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Stamford
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Originally Posted by SarahK
Can anyone help with this hoverfly? I've gone through the websites that I know about and cannot find a match, and it's so distinctive I didn't think I would have a problem. Photo taken this morning on a sweet pea flower in the garden.

This is Melanostoma scalare - very clear from the dust marks on the frons. The other dusting is a fungal attack that often hits Melanostoma and Platycheirus.

Any data on where photographed, when and grid ref?

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