Neoascia meticulosa

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Neoascia meticulosa
Neoascia meticulosa(fem).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Neoascia
Subgenus: Neoasciella
Species: N. meticulosa
Binomial name
Neoascia meticulosa
(Scopoli, 1763)

Neoascia meticulosa is a species of hoverfly.[1][2]

Description[edit]

External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera
Wing length 4.5-5 mm. Mouth edge protruding no more than a distance equal to 1/2 the horizontal diameter of an eye. Tibiae 1 and tibiae 2 yellow.Male abdomen black with yellow spots. Female abdomen broad and usually entirely black. Barkemeyer & Claussen (1986) [3] figure the male genitalia. The larva is figured by Hartley (1961)) [4] See references for determination.[5] [6] [7] [8] The male genitalia are illustrated by Barkemeyer and Claussen (1986) [9]

Distribution[edit]

Palearctic Fennoscandia South to North Spain, the Alps, Italy and Yugoslavia. Ireland East through North Europe and Central Europe into European Russia and the Caucasus. East through Siberia to Lake Baikal. [10] [11]

Biology[edit]

Habitat: Wetlands, fens, ponds and stream margins.[12] Flowers visited include white umbellifers, Anemone nemorosa, Caltha, Cardamine, Ficaria verna, Galium, Prunus avium, Ranunculus, Salix, Sorbus aucuparia, Taraxacum. [13] The flight period is end April to June. The larva is aquatic and has found beneath the outer leaves of rotting Typha stems.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd ed.). London: British Entomological and Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. ISBN 1-899935-03-7. 
  2. ^ Ball, S.G.; Morris, R.K.A. (2000). Provisional atlas of British hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Monks Wood, UK: Biological Record Centre. pp. 167 pages. ISBN 1-870393-54-6. 
  3. ^ Barkemeyer, W. & Claussen, C. (1986) Zur Identitat von Neoascia unifasciata (Strobl 1898): mit einem Schlussel fur die in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland nachgewiesenen Arten der Gattung Neoascia Williston 1886 (Diptera: Syrphidae). Bonn.zool.Beitr., 37: 229-239.
  4. ^ Hartley, J.C. (1961) A taxonomic account of the larvae of some British Syrphidae. Proc.zool.Soc.Lond.,136: 505-573.
  5. ^ Van Veen, M. (2004) Hoverflies of Northwest Europe: identification keys to the Syrphidae. 256pp. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht.addendum
  6. ^ Van der Goot,V.S. (1981) De zweefvliegen van Noordwest - Europa en Europees Rusland, in het bijzonder van de Benelux. KNNV, Uitgave no.32: 275pp. Amsterdam.
  7. ^ Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988) Keys to the Insects of the European Part of the USSR, Volume V: Diptera and Siphonaptera, Part I. Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi. ISBN 81-205-0080-6.
  8. ^ Coe, R.L. (1953) Diptera: Syrphidae. Handbks.ident.Br.insects, 10(1): 1-98. R.ent.Soc.London. pdf
  9. ^ Barkemeyer, W. & Claussen, C. (1986) Zur Identitat von Neoascia unifasciata (Strobl 1898): mit einem Schlussel fur die in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland nachgewiesenen Arten der Gattung Neoascia Williston 1886 (Diptera: Syrphidae). Bonn.zool.Beitr., 37: 229-239.
  10. ^ Fauna Europaea
  11. ^ Peck, L.V. (1988) Syrphidae. In: Soos, A. & Papp, L. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera, 8: 11-230. Akad.Kiado, Budapest.
  12. ^ Speight, M.C.D. (2011). "Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae. 65: 285pp. 
  13. ^ de Buck, N. (1990) Bloembezoek en bestuivingsecologie van Zweefvliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) in het bijzonder voor België. Doc.Trav. IRSNB, no.60, 1-167.