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Eristalis arbustorum
Eristalis arbustorum


Eristalis arbustorum
Eristalis arbustorum are of the order Diptera and belong to the family of hoverflies. Their body ranges from 8 to 11 mm in length. Eristalis arbustorum have antennae with feathered bristles. The scutellum is brown and the abdomen is black. The bottom edges of the segments of the abdomen are white. On the sides of the second segment of the female insect, reddish-yellow spots are visible which overlap onto the third segment on the body of the male insect.
Female Eristalis arbustorum
Female Eristalis arbustorum
Eristalis arbustorum are found throughout the world (Europe, Africa, Asia and North America), especially in open terrain. Their preferred food source is nectar and the pollen of plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and the carrot family (umbellifers).

Eristalis arbustorum appears from March to October.
Hoverfly - Eristalis arbustorum
Hoverfly - Eristalis arbustorum
Eristalis arbustorum - Male
Eristalis arbustorum - Male
Eristalis arbustorum - Rear view
Eristalis arbustorum - Rear view

Eristalis (Eoseristalis) arbustorum
German namesSattel-Keilfleckschwebfliege, Kleine Keilfleckschwebfliege, Kleine Bienenschwebfliege, Kahle Keilfleckschwebfliege
Dutch namesKleine Bijvlieg
Danish namesAlmindelig dyndflue
Finnish namesHelolikakärpänen, Pihasurri
Swedish namesLillslamfluga
French namesSyrphe des arbustes
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire)), North England (Northwest England (Cheshire))))), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia))), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic), Southeast Europe (Greece), East Europe (Ukraine)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (Japan, Mongolia, Korea (South Korea))), South Asia (Afghanistan), Central Asia (Tajikistan, Turkestan (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan)), West Asia (Near East (Iran)), North Asia
Caucasus
Russia
Siberia (East Siberia (Amur Oblast), Russian Far East (Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka, Sakhalin Oblast (Sakhalin)), South Siberia (South Siberian mountains), Middle Siberia), Ural
America
North America
USA (South Carolina, Ohio, Lake Erie Islands), Canada (Ontario), Saint Pierre and Miquelon


Ecozones: Nearctic

CountriesAfghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Links and ReferencesEristalis arbustorum in itis.gov
Eristalis arbustorum in dyntaxa.se
Eristalis arbustorum in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Eristalis arbustorum
2. Female Eristalis arbustorum
3. Hoverfly - Eristalis arbustorum
4. Eristalis arbustorum - Male
5. Eristalis arbustorum - Rear view
Quick search: Eristalis - Arbustorum - Male - Female - Abdomen - Hoverfly
Bristles - Range - Family - Rear - Diptera - Asteraceae - Insect - Body
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
InfraorderMuscomorpha
SectionAschiza
SuperfamilySyrphoidea
FamilySyrphidae
Rat-tailed Maggots, Hoverflies, Hover flies, Drone flies, Flower flies, Syrphid flies
SubfamilyEristalinae
TribeEristalini
SubtribeEristalina
GenusEristalis
Rat-tailed maggots
SubgenusEoseristalis
Speciesarbustorum
Eristalis arbustorum
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Conops interrupta
Eristalis (Eoseristalis) nemorum
Eristalis arbustorum
Eristalis bulgarica
Eristalis inornatus
Eristalis lyra
Eristalis nemorum
Eristalis paralleli
Eristalis parralleli
Eristalis polonica
Eristalis sachalinensis
Eristalis strandi
Eristalis sylvarum
Eristalomya distincta
Musca arbustorum
Musca horticola
Musca lineolae
Musca lyra
Musca nemorum
Musca paralleli
Musca parralleli
Musca parrelleli
Syrphus deflagratus
Syrphus succinctus
Volucella tricincta
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