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The Tapered Dronefly (Eristalis pertinax) or Tapered Hoverfly is of the family Syrphidae which is in the genus Eristalis. This hoverfly is commonly found in Europe. It has a long flight season over a number of generations which extends from February to early November and overwinters as an adult. Key identification features include: large size, distinctive genus wing pattern, tapered abdomen, black antennae, yellowish front and middle lower legs (tarsi).
Reference and highly recommended reading:Britain's Hoverflies A field guide 2nd edition Stuart Ball and Roger Morris
Tuesday 23 June 2020
TAPERED DRONEFLY or TAPERED HOVERFLY (Eristalis pertinax) Lullymore West Bog, IPCC Nature Reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Labels: Bog of Allen, Co. Kildare, Eristalis pertinax, hoverflies, Hoverflies of Europe, Hoverflies of Ireland, hoverfly, IPCC Nature Reserve, Ireland, Irish Hoverflies, Lullymore, Lullymore West Bog, Tapered Dronefly