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Eupeodes corollae


It is a very common European species of hoverfly. Adults are 6 - 11 mm in body length. Males and females have different marking on the abdomen; males have square commas on tergites 3 and 4, whereas females have narrow commas. Larvae feed on aphids. This species has been used experimentally in glasshouses as a method of aphid control,and to control scale insects and aphids in fruit plantations. They were found to be partial to the fruit, eating more fruit than aphids.


They are found across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Adults are often migratory.


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Spotted on May 14, 2013
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