Thursday, 27 August 2015

Melangyna umbellatarum - another new hoverfly for Caerau

Very similar to the Melangyna compositarum/labiatarum, but the paler colour to the tergites [almost white] and the shiny black thorax are good indicators that this is umbellatarum.  The diagnostic features though are the small black spot at the base of the scutellum and the amount of dusting on the frons which seperates it from similar species.

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