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Chrysotoxum octomaculatum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Syrphidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Diptera
Subfamily  Syrphinae
Similar  Chrysotoxum elegans, Chrysotoxum arcuatum, Chrysotoxum bicinctum, Chrysotoxum, Chrysotoxum festivum

Chrysotoxum festivum is a species of hoverfly which inhabits clearings within scrub woodland and deciduous forest ranging from Fernoscandia to Northern Africa.

Larvae have an associated with Lasius niger, as described by Speight (1976).

Flight period from May to Septembers, peaking June/August.

An array of flowers are visited including: Calluna, Chaerophyllum, Cirsium arvense, Euphorbia, Galium, Hieracium, Hypochoeris, Narthecium, Origanum, Potentilla erecta, Ranunculus, Rosa rugosa, Rubus idaeus, Sambucus nigra, Senecio, Solidago canadensis, S.virgaurea.

References

Chrysotoxum octomaculatum Wikipedia


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