Thursday, 23 March 2000

Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)

Adult Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) at Geddington Chase, Northants - July 2014

OTHER NAMES: Marmalade Fly
Length: 9-12m
Wingspan: 14-18mm
NOT EVALUATED IN UK IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The marmalade hoverfly is a very widely distributed species found across Europe, North Africa and North Asia.  They are a fairly common species - often found in gardens.The distinguishing feature of this particular species is the moustache like markings on the body.  It is potentially the most common hoverfly species in the UK.

Related Species: 
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Episyrphus
Subspecies: Unknown

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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