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Portevinia maculata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Syrphidae
Scientific name  Portevinia maculata
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Portevinia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Fly
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Similar  Fly, Cheilosia fasciata, Melanogaster, Orthonevra nobilis, Trichopsomyia

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Portevinia maculata is a European species of hoverfly. The adults can be found around ramsons when the plants are in flower (May–June). The larvae tunnel through and overwinter in the bulbs of this plant.

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Description

External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera
Tergites 2-4 with grey spots.Face very concave for upper two-thirds. Antennae red. See references for determination

Distribution

Palearctic Southern Norway to North Spain.Ireland East into Northern Europe and Central Europe as far as Liechtenstein, Austria and northern Italy.

Biology

Habitat:Deciduous woodland glades with Allium ursinum or A.triquetrum.

References

Portevinia maculata Wikipedia


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