Marmalade hoverfly

Last update: 2 January 2019

The in The Netherlands common Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus).
In Dutch the common name for this hoverfly is translated in ‘Moustache hoverfly’ as result of the moustache-like markings on the abdomen, which are variable[1, 2].

Marmalade hoverfly
(Episyrphus balteatus)

This specimen feeds on Apple-of-Peru (Nicandra physalodes).


1 Reemer, M., W. Renema, W. van Steenis, Th. Zeegers, A. Barendregt, J.T. Smit, M.P. van Veen, J. van Steenis, L.J.J.M. van der Leij, 2009. De Nederlandse zweefvliegen (Diptera: Syrphidae). - Nederlandse Fauna 8. Leiden. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij, European Invertebrate Survey - Nederland.

2 André Schulten, februari 2014, "Fotogids ZWEEFVLIEGEN Versie 2.0"

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