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Scaeva pyrastri (Linnaeus, 1758) (a hoverfly)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Species)

Suggested Literature

Scaeva pyrastri may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)
BRACHYCERA
(short-horned flies)
Muscomorpha
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
SYRPHIDAE
(hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 2 feeding and other relationships of Scaeva pyrastri (a hoverfly)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A large and distinctive hoverfly with three pairs of white lunules on the abdomen. It is a common visitor to flowers in gardens, meadows and waste ground in summer.

It doesn't usually survive our winters (though this may change with global warming) and arrives as a migrant and then breeds here every summer, so numbers vary from year to year.

The larvae feed on aphids on low growing plants.
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