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2x Hoverflies, ID please (Cambs, UK) (1 Viewer)

DoghouseRiley

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Hi All

Last but not least.

A couple of hoverflies that I think I have IDed correctly but I am still very new to these little beasties.

First - Myathropa florea
Secondly - Syrphus ribesii

Thanks

Gareth
 

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Rotherbirder

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The second is certainly a female Syrphus sp. and, as your photo clearly shows a completely yellow hind femur, this indicates ribesii. Had it been a male it would have been a bit trickier. Agree with Myathropa florea for first.

RB
 
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