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Fly / Gnat / MosquitoSimosyrphus grandicornis

Common hover fly at Brogo, NSW

Simosyrphus grandicornis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Simosyrphus grandicornis 14 Feb 2017 KimPullen
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Simosyrphus grandicornis 10 Feb 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito SYRPHIDAE 9 Jan 2017 KimPullen
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito SYRPHIDAE 8 Jan 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

Different abdominal pattern to Melangyna viridiceps I think and larger.

2 comments

   10 Feb 2017
Hi Kim, This was definitely larger and looks a lot like the Simosyrphus grandicornis images on line:
http://bushpea.com/in/pg/all/h/hover%20fly%20(simosyrphus%20grandicornis)%2002.html
I now think several of my former hover fly sightings have been mis-identified as Simosyrphus grandicornis and are in fact Melangyna viridiceps. (I may be seriously confused.)
   15 Feb 2017
Hi Kim, Can you recheck the earlier 2 images from Max of a hoverfly in a Wahlenbergia flower, currently ID'd as Simosyrphus. I think they might be Melangyna. Roger Farrow also thought so when we gave him those photos.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.759209-36.577162
  • Locations Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
  • 8 Jan 2017 Recorded on
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