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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (De Geer 1776) (De Geer 1776) (De Geer 1776)
Two-banded Spearhorn Two-banded Spearhorn Marmalade Fly Marmalade Fly Marmalade Fly
Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae
Chrysotoxum Bicinctum Chrysotoxum Bicinctum Episyrphus balteatus Episyrphus balteatus Episyrphus balteatus

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 10mm to 13mm.

Flight Period: May to September.

Habitat: Found in scrubby places, woodland edges, hedgerows with flowering plants, like a lot of hoverfly species it prefers umbellifers.

Comment: Fairly wide spread throughout the UK.

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 9mm to 12mm.

Flight Period: May to September.

Habitat: Found in most places where there are a lot of flowering plants.

Comment: Fairly well distributed and common in the UK.

(Meigen 1822) (Meigen 1822) (Meigen 1822) (Fabricius 1794) (Fabricius 1794)
Common-spotted Field Syrph Common-spotted Field Syrph Common-spotted Field Syrph Shiny-backed Hoverfly Shiny-backed Hoverfly
Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae
Eupeodes luniger Eupeodes luniger Eupeodes luniger Melanyna umbellatarum Melanyna umbellatarum

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 6.5mm to 8.5mm.

Flight Period: March to November.

Habitat: Found in most places where there are a lot of flowering plants.

Comment: Fairly wide spread throughout the UK, and common in the south.

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 6.5mm to 8mm.

Flight Period: April until November.

Habitat: Found around umbelliferous plants, especially Hogweed.

Comment: Fairly wide spread in the UK, as far north as Yorkshire.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Pied Hoverfly Pied Hoverfly Pied Hoverfly The Long Hoverfly The Long Hoverfly
Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae
Scaeva pyrastri Scaeva pyrastri Scaeva pyrastri Sphaerophoria scripta Sphaerophoria scripta

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 11mm to 15mm.

Flight Period: May to November.

Habitat: Found in most places where there are a lot of flowering plants.

Comment: Fairly widely distributed through the UK, commoner in the south, scarcer in the north.

UK Status: Resident and Migrant.

Wing Span: 7mm to 12m.

Flight Period: April until November.

Habitat: Found on open flowery grass lands, and waste ground.

Comment: Fairly common in the southern UK, less common in the north

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)      
Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae (Osten Sacken 1875) (Osten Sacken 1875)  
Common Banded Hoverfly Common Banded Hoverfly Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae  
Syrphus ribesii Syrphus ribesii Syrphus torvus Syrphus torvus  

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 8mm to 11mm

Flight Period: March until November.

Habitat: Found in most places where there are a lot of flowering plants. 

Comment: Common through out the British Isles.

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 8.5mm to 12mm.

Flight Period: March until November.

Habitat: Found in most places where there are a lot of flowering plants.

Comment: Fairly common through out the British Isles.

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(Harris 1780) (Harris 1780)      
Syrphidae - Syrphinae Syrphidae - Syrphinae      
Cheilosia illustrata Cheilosia illustrata      

UK Status: Resident.

Wing Span: 8mm to 11mm.

Flight Period: April to September.

Habitat: Found around umbelliferous plants, especially Hogweed and Angelica.

Comment: Very common through out the British Isles.

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