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Scaeva pyrastri/Syrphe pyrastre

Scaeva pyrastri

Description:

This largish hoverfly has three pairs of whitish comma markings on the abdomen, a yellow face, reddish legs and a black femur base.

Habitat:

Holarctic distribution. Spotted here on an alpine meadow, 1500 m above sea level.

Notes:

Flower is a buttercup.

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6 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Raveendra and Meik. Meik, it's a match! I'll edit accordingly.

The bee is saying to the flower, "Your color and taste, both are very good. So I kiss you, kiss you and miss you my dear!"

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Will do!

Meik
Meik 8 years ago

It reminds me of Scaeva pyrastri a european hoverfly species. You might want to check this.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Alice! I would like to narrow down the insect's ID...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

That is a beauty both flower and Bee!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.47, Long: 6.97

Spotted on Jun 21, 2011
Submitted on Jun 24, 2011

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