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Female Episyrphus balteatus
Female Episyrphus balteatus


Marmelade fly
The marmelade fly (Episyrphus balteatus) is a species in the family hoverflies (Syrphidae).
Head of Marmelade Fly female
Head of Marmelade Fly female
Their appearance is eye catching. They can, however, easily be confused with wasps, as they look deceptively similar to them (mimicry). Unlike wasps, they only have one pair of wings (Diptera) and are not hairy. The marmelade fly is found from May to August in wetlands, forests and mountains all over Europe. Thelarvae feed on aphids and certain other small creatures. The adult marmelade fly lives off the nectar and pollen of many flowers and is considered a pollinator.
Head of male Marmelade Fly
Head of male Marmelade Fly
Hoverfly -  Episyrphus balteatus - front view
Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus - front view
Marmelade Fly female top view
Marmelade Fly female top view
Marmelade Fly male on red flower
Marmelade Fly male on red flower
Marmelade Fly view from beneath
Marmelade Fly view from beneath


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Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
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1. Female Episyrphus balteatus
2. Head of Marmelade Fly female
3. Head of male Marmelade Fly
4. Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus - front view
5. Marmelade Fly female top view
6. Marmelade Fly male on red flower
7. Marmelade Fly view from beneath
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