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Anasimyia lineata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Syrphidae
Genus  Anasimyia
Order  Fly
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Anasimyia, Anasimyia contracta, Anasimyia interpuncta, Fly, Brachypalpoides lentus

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Anasimyia lineata is a Palaearctican species of hoverfly.



External images The face protrudes forwards as a long snout which tapers to a point.The body has dark ground colour.The male has triangular orange markings on the tergites (especially on tergite 2).Female markings are orange or grey.The stigma is in the form of a dark patch between the veins.

Keys and accounts

  • Coe R.L. (1953) Syrphidae
  • Van Veen, M. (2004) Hoverflies of Northwest Europe
  • Van der Goot,V.S. (1981) De zweefvliegen van Noordwest - Europa en Europees Rusland, in het bijzonder van de Benelux
  • Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988) Keys to USSR insects.Diptera
  • Habits

    Wetlands including bog, fen and marsh, pond-side and riverine fen and alluvial wetlands, such as oxbow lakes. Flowers visited include Alisma plantago-aquatica, , Caltha, Cardamine pratense, Cicuta viros, Lythrum salicaria, Menyanthes trifoliata, Nymphaea alba, Potentilla anserina, Ranunculus, Lychnis flos-cuculi, Sorbus aucuparia, Crataegus and Anthriscus sylvestris The larva is aquatic and microphagous in rotting plant debris. It is illustrated by Rotheray (1993)


    Entire temperate Palearctic.


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