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Helophilus pendulus
Helophilus pendulus

Helophilus pendulus
Helophilus pendulus belong to the family hoverflies (Syrphidae) in the order two-winged flies (Diptera). This species is widespread in Europe and Asia.
Hoverfly - Helophilus pendulus
Hoverfly - Helophilus pendulus
Adult Helophilus pendulus reach body lengths of 10 - 14 mm. Their faces are yellow and have a wide black stripe in the middle. The antennae are black with yellow bristles. The thorax is black with 4 longitudinal yellow stripes. The scutellum is brown. Helophilus pendulus have pale wings with a dark patch at the edge. The wings have a slight brownish tint. The abdomen has a black base colour and a striking marking on its surface in yellow, white, red and brown. The legs of Helophilus pendulus are yellow, with black and red sequences. The hind legs are broader.
Helophilus pendulus mating
Helophilus pendulus mating
The adults are found at almost all altitudes and in most habitats (though wet habitats are preferred) and they move around a lot. From July to October they migrate in a southwestern or southern direction.
Hoverflies mating - Helophilus pendulus
Hoverflies mating - Helophilus pendulus

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1. Helophilus pendulus
2. Hoverfly - Helophilus pendulus
3. Helophilus pendulus mating
4. Hoverflies mating - Helophilus pendulus
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