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Female Eristalis arbustorum
Female 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.
Hoverfly - Eristalis arbustorum
Hoverfly - 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.
Eristalis arbustorum - Male
Eristalis arbustorum - Male
Eristalis arbustorum - Rear view
Eristalis arbustorum - Rear view


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1. Female Eristalis arbustorum
2. Hoverfly - Eristalis arbustorum
3. Eristalis arbustorum - Male
4. Eristalis arbustorum - Rear view
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