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Eristalis abusiva is a European species of hoverfly. it is similar to Eristalis arbustorum.
Eristalis abusiva Wikipedia
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Wing length 8-9·5 mm. Shiny scutellum.Face covered with pale dust (a narrow black stripe in worn specimens) on lower part. Arista with the apical half bare and basal half very short-haired.Eyes pale yellow haired.Male eyes separated.Tibia pale black on basal 1/4 or less.Tibia 2 very pale. The male genitalia are figured by Hippa et al. (2001) The larva is figured by Hartley (1961)
Palaearctic Fennoscandia and the Faroes (Jensen, 2001) south to North France.Ireland eastwards through North Europe and Central Europe then East into Russia and the Russian Far East and Siberia to the Pacific coast.
The habitat is wetland, coastal fen and salt-marsh, marsh and fen, raised bog and cutover bog. Flowers visited include yellow composites, white umbellifers, Calluna vulgaris, Caltha, Cirsium, Erica, Potentilla erecta, Ranunculus, Rubus fruticosus, Salix repens, Stellaria, Spartina. The flight period is beginning May to mid October.The larva is aquatic.