Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Picture of the day (10 July 2008): Hoverflies, or flower flies

Discussion in 'Design' started by istanbul, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. istanbul

    istanbul New Member Webmaster


    Hoverflies, or flower flies, are a family of about 5,000 species of Diptera, with hovering and darting flight. Most are nectar feeding and many mimic bees and wasps, with their characteristic black and yellow bands in the abdomen. This poster shows sixteen different species of hoverflies from southern Europe.

    A poster of hoverflies (Syrphidae):
    1. Ceriana vespiformis (female)
    2. Chrysotoxum intermedium (female)
    3. Dsysyrphus albostriatus (female)
    4. Episyrphus balteatus (female)
    5. Eristalinus taeniops (male)
    6. Eristalis arbustorum (female)
    7. Eristalis tenax (male)
    8. Eupeodes corollae (male)
    9. Eupeodes luniger (female)
    10. Meliscaeva auricollis (female)
    11. Scaeva pyrastri (female)
    12. Sphaerophoria scripta (male)
    13. Syritta pipiens (female)
    14. Syrphus ribesii (female)
    15. Volucella zonaria (female)
    16. Xanthogramma pedissequum (male)

    Date: January 2008
    Author: Alvesgaspar

Featured Resources (View All)

Share This Page