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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.
Syrphus ribesii
Syrphus ribesii

Syrphus ribesii
Subspecies1
German namesBlattlausschwebfliege, Große Schwebfliege, Gemeine Garten-Schwebfliege, Garten-Schwebfliege, Johannisbeer-Schwebfliege
Dutch namesBessenbandzweefvlieg
Danish namesAlmindelig havesvirreflue
Finnish namesNiittykirvakärpänen, Niittykirvari
Norwegian namesHageblomsterflue
Swedish namesGul solblomfluga
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire)), North England (Northwest England (Cheshire))))), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland (Åland Islands)), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)), Iceland), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal)), Southeast Europe (Romania, Greece), Central Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Korea (South Korea))), West Asia (Near East (Iran)), Central Asia (Turkestan (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan)), North Asia
Caucasus
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
America
North America
Mexico, Canada (Ontario), USA, Saint Pierre and Miquelon


Ecozones: Nearctic

Distribution by Synonymus:
Syrphus kuccharensis   Taiwan
CountriesAustria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, USA, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesSyrphus ribesii in itis.gov
Syrphus ribesii in dyntaxa.se
Syrphus ribesii in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
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Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
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1. Syrphus ribesii
2. Fly - Syrphus ribesii
3. Head - facets-eyes - Syrphus ribesii
4. Syrphus ribesii
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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
GenusSyrphus
Speciesribesii
Syrphus ribesii
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Musca blanda
Musca blandus
Musca ribesii
Musca vacua
Scaeva concava
Syrphus autumnalis
Syrphus beringi
Syrphus bigelowi
Syrphus blandus
Syrphus brevicinctus
Syrphus himalayanus
Syrphus interruptus
Syrphus japonicus
Syrphus jezoensis
Syrphus jonesi
Syrphus jonesii
Syrphus kotoriensis
Syrphus kuccharensis
Syrphus maculifer
Syrphus moiwanus
Syrphus nigrigena
Syrphus okadensis
Syrphus philadelphicus
Syrphus similis
Syrphus tenuis
Syrphus teshikaganus
Syrphus velox
Syrphus vittafrons
Syrphus yamahanensis
 
Subspecies
Syrphus ribesii vittafrons
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