New garden species

Murky-legged black legionaire ♀︎

Last update: 29 May 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-V-23

At first I thought I was chasing a hover-fly, until looking through the camera. The combination of the wing shape, the metallic body and the teeth on its back made it clear this was a new fly type I hadn’t seen before. It is a female Murky-legged black legionaire (Beris chalybata) [1], recognizable among others by the yellow legs. A new garden species!
Interesting as Soldier flies are in the prey range of Ectemnius caviforns, although this species has not been named particularly in literature references.

Murky-legged black legionaire ♀︎ (Beris chalybata)
Murky-legged black legionaire ♀︎ (Beris chalybata)
Murky-legged black legionaire ♀︎ (Beris chalybata)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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