New garden species




Stomorhina lunata
-Allium sp.-

Last update: 6 January 2021
OBSERVATION:
2020-IX-20

This very nice looking small fly was foraging for nectar on Allium sp.. It is Stomorhina lunata [1] (det. jck), an uncommon species. It is the first time I’ve observed it, a new garden species.

The fy is an important egg-predator on a number of African grasshoppers [2].

Stomorhina lunata on Allium sp.
Stomorhina lunata on Allium sp.
Stomorhina lunata on Allium sp.

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Waarneming.nl

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