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Syrphus ribesii
Syrphus ribesii


Syrphus ribesii
Syrphus ribesii 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), and the genus Syrphus.
Fly - Syrphus ribesii
Fly - Syrphus ribesii
Adult Syrphus ribesii reach body lengths of 10-12 mm. They have a flat, black forehead, and rust-red antennae. Unlike Syrphus torvus, a similar species, the compound eyes of Syrphus ribesii are without hair. The upper surface of the abdomen is alternately yellow and black. The first yellow stripe is broken in the middle. The wings have a slight brownish tinge. The legs are yellow and dark at the base (hips) in the males.
Head - facets-eyes - Syrphus ribesii
Head - facets-eyes - Syrphus ribesii
Syrphus ribesii are widespread and common in Europe and Asia. They are found in diverse habitats and are active from April to October. The larvae of Syrphus ribesii eat around 150 aphids a day.


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