Rhingia campestris Meigen, 1822
(a hoverfly)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesRhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
TribeCheilosiini (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 Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly) :
1: Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
6 May 2006 OSGR: SY59 50° 50' N, 2° 40' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
visiting Dandelion . Photos: Imago visitng Dandelion - close-ups
Image 1: Female - antero-lateral view - close-up - enlargedImage 2: Male - antero-dorsal view - close-up - enlargedImage 3: Male - dorso-lateral view - close-up - enlargedImage 4: Male - dorso-lateral view - close-up - enlarged (2)
2: Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
2 Sep 2004 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Female, visiting Buddleia flowers
Image 1: Female - abdomen - dorsal view - magnifiedImage 2: Female - dorsal view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 3: Female - dorso-lateral view - enlarged - grey backgroundImage 4: Female - head, mouthparts - dorsal view - magnifiedImage 5: Female - head, mouthparts - lateral view - magnifiedImage 6: Female - head, thorax, mouthparts - dorsal view - magnifiedImage 7: Female - head, thorax, mouthparts - lateral view - magnifiedImage 8: Female - thorax, abdomen - dorsal view - magnifiedImage 9: Female - ventral view - enlarged - grey background
3: Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
26 Aug 2001 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Image 1: Female - set specimen - dark backgroundImage 2: Female - set specimen - pale backgroundImage 3: Female - dorsal view - wings apartImage 4: Female - dorsal view - wings togetherImage 5: Female - head - lateral view - magnifiedImage 6: Female - head - lateral view - magnified (2)Image 7: Female - lateral viewImage 8: Female - ventral view
4: Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
25 Apr 1998 OSGR: SU67 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Male, at flowers of Lady Smock
Image 1: Male - dorsal viewImage 2: Male - dorsal view - wings togetherImage 3: Male - lateral viewImage 4: Male - ventral view
5: Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
25 May 1975 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Visiting Bugle
Image 1: Female - anterior view - enlargedImage 2: Female - dorsal view - enlargedImage 3: Female - latero-dorsal view - enlargedImage 4: Male - latero-dorsal view - enlarged
6: Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
15 May 1972 OSGR: SE75 53° 60' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: South-east Yorks (VC 61) England
Female
Image 1: Female - lateral view - enlargedImage 2: Female - lateral view - enlarged (2)

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references relevant to Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)

Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Rhingia campestris (a hoverfly)
The broad orange abdomen and long snout confirm Rhingia. The black line along the sides of the abdomen indicates Rhingia campestris.
Rhingia rostrata lacks the black line along the sides of the abdomen
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