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Little Meadow Fly

Chrysotoxum arcuatum

Description:

A 12 mm yellow and black hoverfly. As in other Chrysotoxum species, https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/67..., the antennae are relatively long, longer than the head. The face is bright yellow with a black central stripe. The thorax is glossy black with two gray longitudinal stripes and on the sides a yellow stripe interrupted above the wing attachment. The scutellum is yellow with a dark tip. The abdomen is also black marked with a serires of gently curved yellow bars. The legs are yellow and slender. The wings are glassy with a brown leading edge.

Habitat:

Mixed forest.

Notes:

Norwegian name: L⁠iten vepseblomsterflue

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arne.roysland
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arne.roysland

Oslo, Norway

Spotted on May 31, 2024
Submitted on Jun 2, 2024

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