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Sphaerophoria scripta - female
Sphaerophoria scripta - female


Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta is a species in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder Brachycera, the infraorder Cyclorrhapha, and the family hoverflies (Syrphidae). This species is widespread and common in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America.
Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta - male
Sphaerophoria scripta - male
Sphaerophoria scripta are found from May to September in almost all habitats, especially in open terrain. They can be found in the flowers of many different plants, feeding on pollen and nectar and can gain access to deep blossoms with their long proboscises.
Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta
Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta
After mating, the females lay about 150 - 320 eggs in colonies of aphids, which are the food for their larvae. The larvae overwinter and pupate in spring of the following year.
Sphaerophoria scripta flying
Sphaerophoria scripta flying
Fly - Sphaerophoria scripta
Fly - Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta - female front view
Sphaerophoria scripta - female front view
Female Sphaerophoria scripta
Female Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria scripta - hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta - hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta - side face
Sphaerophoria scripta - side face
Sphaerophoria scripta - top view
Sphaerophoria scripta - top view


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1. Sphaerophoria scripta - female
2. Sphaerophoria scripta
3. Sphaerophoria scripta - male
4. Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta
5. Sphaerophoria scripta flying
6. Fly - Sphaerophoria scripta
7. Sphaerophoria scripta - female front view
8. Female Sphaerophoria scripta
9. Sphaerophoria scripta - hoverfly
10. Sphaerophoria scripta - side face
11. Sphaerophoria scripta - top view
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