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Eupeodes corollae mating
Eupeodes corollae mating


Eupeodes corollae
Eupeodes (Eupeodes) corollae is a species in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder Brachycera, the infraorder Muscomorpha (section: Aschiza), the superfamily Syrphoidea, the family hoverflies (Syrphidae), the genus Eupeodes and the subgenus Eupeodes (Eupeodes). This species is widespread in Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia.
Hoverflies mating - Eupeodes corollae
Hoverflies mating - Eupeodes corollae
Adult Eupeodes corollae reach body lengths of 7 - 11 mm. Their antennae are yellow-brown to dark brown in colour. The scutellum is hairy and light yellow in colour. The legs and hips are black and yellow. The abdomen is oval and has 3 yellow stripes, which run to the lateral edges. In the females these stripes are discontinuous not linked, while in the males they are usually weakly connected.
Eupeodes corollae
Eupeodes corollae
Eupeodes corollae are active from April to October in open areas, mostly in the mountains. The females lay their eggs in colonies of aphids, which then serve as food for the hatched larvae. Eupeodes corollae reproduce several times a year.
Eupeodes corollae
Eupeodes corollae

Eupeodes (Eupeodes) corollae
Common namesVagrant Hoverfly
German namesGekränzte Schwebfliege, Gemeine Feldschwebfliege
Dutch namesTerrasjeskommazweefvlieg, Terrasjeskommazwever
Danish namesAlmindelig marksvirreflue
Finnish namesPienlaikkukirvari
Swedish namesNyfiken blomfluga
AuthorJohann Christian Fabricius, 1794
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire)), North England (Northwest England (Cheshire))))), Ireland), Fennoscandia (Finland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia))), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), Southeast Europe (Greece), East Europe (Ukraine), Central Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Korea (South Korea))), South Asia (Afghanistan), Central Asia (Turkestan (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan)), West Asia (Near East (Iran, Iraq)), North Asia
Caucasus
Georgia
Russia
Siberia (West Siberia (West Siberian Plain), East Siberia (Amur Oblast), Russian Far East (Sakhalin Oblast (Kuril Islands, Sakhalin), Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka), South Siberia (South Siberian mountains), Middle Siberia), Ural
Africa
North Africa
Tunisia
Southern Africa
Republic South Africa


Distribution by Synonymus:
Metasyrphus corollae   Taiwan, Mongolia, Korea, South Korea, corollae
CountriesAfghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Links and ReferencesEupeodes corollae in dyntaxa.se
Eupeodes corollae in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
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4. Eupeodes corollae
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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
SubfamilySyrphinae
TribeSyrphini
GenusEupeodes
SubgenusEupeodes
Speciescorollae
Eupeodes corollae
Vagrant Hoverfly
AuthorFabricius, 1794
 
Synonyms
Eupeodes consisto
Metasyrphus candidus
Metasyrphus corollae
Metasyrphus libyensis
Musca consisto
Musca corollae
Musca pyrorum
Musca vorax
Scaeva annularis
Scaeva octomaculata
Scaeva olitoria
Syrphus algirus
Syrphus berber
Syrphus cognatus
Syrphus corollae
Syrphus corolloides
Syrphus crenatus
Syrphus dentatus
Syrphus disjunctus
Syrphus flaviventris
Syrphus fulvifrons
Syrphus lacerus
Syrphus nigrifemoratus
Syrphus terminalis
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