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Marmalade hoverfly (Female)

Episyrphus balteatus


It is relatively small hoverfly about 9 -12 mm long . Upper side of abdomen is patterned with orange and black bands. Secondary black bands on the 3rd and 4th dorsal plates are present . Faint grayish longitudinal stripes on thorax . Males are differentiated from females by presence of holotypic eyes (left and right sides of compound eyes touches the head)

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Roy Arun
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Roy Arun

Asansol, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 31, 2019
Submitted on Feb 15, 2020

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