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Pipiza noctiluca

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Syrphidae
Scientific name  Pipiza noctiluca
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Diptera
Subfamily  Eristalinae
Rank  Species
Pipiza noctiluca

Similar  Pipiza, Pipiza luteitarsis, Pipiza bimaculata, Platycheirus peltatus, Platycheirus clypeatus

Pipiza noctiluca pest enka

Pipiza noctiluca is a species of Hoverfly, from the family Syrphidae, in the order Diptera.


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External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera
Wing length 6.5 -8mm.Tarsae1: segments 1-2 yellowish; face broadened towards mouth edge with eye margins divergent.Wing: dark cloud at median.3rd segment as long as wide.Abdomen yellow spots with small or abdomen entirely grey black. See references for determination.


Palearctic Atlantic zone of Europe and Scandinavia. All Europe if older records are accepted


Habitat: Salix stands and Quercus woodland, Atlantic scrub,conifer forest, conifer plantations. Suburban gardens and along hedges in farmland. Flowers visited include umbellifers, Crataegus, Filipendula, Ranunculus, Rosa, Stellaria, Taraxacum. Flies May to September.Pipiza larvae are predators of gall forming aphids.


Pipiza noctiluca Wikipedia