Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) ➔ Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods) ➔ Class Insecta (Insects) ➔ Order Diptera (True flies) ➔ Family Syrphidae (Hoverflies)

Anasimyia interpuncta (Harris, 1776)

  • Anasimyia interpuncta, female  4626
    Anasimyia interpuncta (Harris, 1776)     
    Anasimyia interpuncta, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2011-06-05 08:46:17
    Image number: 4626
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2011-06-05 08:46:17

  • Anasimyia interpuncta, female  4627
    Anasimyia interpuncta (Harris, 1776)     
    Anasimyia interpuncta, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2011-06-05 08:46:26
    Image number: 4627
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2011-06-05 08:46:26


Classification:
Anasimyia interpuncta belongs to the subfamily Eristalinae, tribe Eristalini.
Distribution:
Fennoscandia south to northern France, Britain eastwards through central Europe into European parts of Russia.
Habitat:
Wetlands, moors, river meadows.
Body length:
8 - 11 mm.
Biology:
Adults fly from May to July and are preferably found in the riparian vegetation. They visit white Apiaceae, Caltha, Euphorbia, Ranunculus, Salix and Sorbus aucuparia.
Annotation:
Various authors treat Anasimyia as a subgenus of Helophilus. Other ones include these species in Lejops.

References, further reading, links:
  1. M.C.D.Speight: Species Accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera), Glasgow 2011, Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae, vol. 65, 285 pp., Syrph the Net publications, Dublin.
  2. Gerald Bothe: Bestimmungsschl├╝ssel f├╝r die Schwebfliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) Deutschlands und der Niederlande, DJN, 1984, ISBN 3-923376-07-3