Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#17657
Hover fly to ID - Scaeva pyrastri - female

Hover fly to ID - Scaeva pyrastri - Female
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 15, 2005
Another hoverfly to ID. I don't have any record of this in my files and hope its not a species that I have posted earlier. ID would be appreciated, thanks.

Female Scaeva pyrastri
Hello Kildale,
Without any doubt a female of Scaeva pyrastri.
Very characteristic are the shape and color (white) of the spots on the abdomen, and the clearly inflated frons of the head!
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

 
Hover fly
Thanks Gerard for the ID.Always great to add another species to my site.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.