Helophilus pendulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
(a hoverfly)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesHelophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
GenusHelophilus (a genus of hoverflies)
TribeEristalini (a tribe of hoverflies)
SubfamilyMILESIINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies)
FamilySYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)
SuperfamilySYRPHOIDEA (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies & big-headed flies)
Series Aschiza (hover, drone, big-headed, scuttle, flat-footed, big-footed & pointed-wing flies)
InfraorderMuscomorpha (hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
SuborderBRACHYCERA (short-horned flies)
OrderDIPTERA (two-winged flies)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly) :
1: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
2 Jul 2016 OSGR: SU00 50° 50' N, 1° 60' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
Female
Image 1: Female - abdomen - dorsal view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 2: Female - anterior view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 3: Female - dorsal view - wings apart - enlarged - silver backgroundImage 4: Female - head and thorax - dorsal view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 5: Female - head - anterior view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 6: Female - head - dorsal view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 7: Wing - highly enlarged - white background
2: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
7 Jun 2016 OSGR: SY68 50° 40' N, 2° 30' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
Male, visiting Hemlock Water-dropwort
Image 1: Male - abdomen - dorsal view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 2: Male - dorsal view - enlarged - silver backgroundImage 3: Male - head and thorax - dorsal view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 4: Male - head and thorax - lateral view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 5: Male - head - anterior view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 6: Male - head - dorsal view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 7: Male - head - lateral view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 8: Male - lateral view - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 9: Male - ventral view - highly enlarged - silver background
3: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
22 Jun 2008 OSGR: SP51 51° 50' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
Visiting Lesser Knapweed
Image 1: At flower - close-up - enlarged
4: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
22 Jun 2008 OSGR: SP51 51° 50' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
Female, visiting Lesser Knapweed
Image 1: Female - dorsal view - close-up - enlargedImage 2: Female - dorsal view - close-up - enlarged (2)Image 3: Female - dorsal view - close-up - enlarged (3)Image 4: Female - latero-dorsal view - close-up - enlargedImage 5: Female - posterior view - close-up - enlarged
5: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
17 Aug 2004 OSGR: SU77 51° 30' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Female, on Fleabane flowers
Image 1: Female - dorsal view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 2: Female - head and thorax - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 3: Female - head and thorax - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey background (2)Image 4: Female - head and thorax - latero-dorsal/dorsal view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 5: Female - head - antero-dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 6: Female - head - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 7: Female - head - lateral view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 8: Female - head - lateral view - highly enlarged - pale backgroundImage 9: Female - ventral view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 10: Wing - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 11: Wing - highly enlarged - pale background
6: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
17 Aug 2004 OSGR: SU77 51° 30' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Male, on Ragwort flowers
Image 1: Male - abdomen - dorsal view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 2: Male - dorsal view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 3: Male - head and thorax - dorsal view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 4: Male - head - antero-dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 5: Male - head - ventral view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 6: Male - lateral view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 7: Male - ventral view - enlarged - grey background
7: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
19 Aug 2001 OSGR: SU78 51° 40' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
Male, in Malaise Trap run from 19 Aug to 2 Sept 2001
Image 1: Male - genitalia - ventral view - close-up - magnifiedImage 2: Male - genitalia - ventral view - magnifiedImage 3: T3 - showing cyan interference patterns - magnified
8: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
6 Jun 1998 OSGR: SU36 51° 20' N, 1° 30' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
male
Image 1: Male - dorsal viewImage 2: Male - dorsal view - wings apartImage 3: Male - lateral view
9: Helophilus pendulus (a hoverfly)
7 Sep 1975 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Male(s) and female(s)
Image 1: Female - latero-dorsal view - enlargedImage 2: Female - on Devil\'s Bit Scabious - enlargedImage 3: Female - postero-dorsal view - close-up - enlargedImage 4: Male - dorsal view - close-up - enlargedImage 5: Male - on Devil\'s Bit Scabious - enlarged

Identification Works

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