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Syrphid fly / Hoverfly

Syrphidae- Mesembrius sp.

Notes:

These bees are ready to mate.

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14 Comments

Thank you Maria, its done.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice series of this hoverfly. You could put either syrphid fly or hoverfly as the common name.

yes! Thank you Mark and thank you Dave.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Ok :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Maybe you could change you common name and notes to refer to flies instead of bees and include this reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesembrius

Oh! thank you Mark, :)) Thank you!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Eristalinae
Tribe: Eristalini
Subtribe: Helophilina
Genus: Mesembrius

(flies)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

I am referring to your 'common name' ... Mesembrius sp. & Mesembrius sp. probably would look similar. !?

Thank you Mark for the information, but Mesembrius sp. & Mesembrius sp looks similar. :(

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

This is a syrphid fly - not a bee

:)) :))

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

No problem. You have helped me many times, and lots of other people too - a true Noah spotter :)

Dave

Thank you Dave for the ID.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Looks like Mesembrius sp. A wasp mimicking hover fly.

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

Dave

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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