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Little Meadow Fly

Chrysotoxum arcuatum


A 12 mm yellow and black hoverfly. As in other Chrysotoxum species,, 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.


Mixed forest.


Norwegian name: L⁠iten vepseblomsterflue

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Oslo, Norway

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

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