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

Anasimyia transfuga (Linnaeus, 1758)

  • Anasimyia transfuga, female  636
    Anasimyia transfuga (Linnaeus, 1758)     
    Anasimyia transfuga, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2009-07-04 11:44:07
    Image number: 636
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2009-07-04 11:44:07

  • Anasimyia transfuga, female  637
    Anasimyia transfuga (Linnaeus, 1758)     
    Anasimyia transfuga, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2009-07-04 11:44:41
    Image number: 637
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2009-07-04 11:44:41


Classification:
Anasimyia transfuga belongs to the subfamily Eristalinae, tribe Eristalini.
Distribution:
Southern Sweden south to northern France (Paris basin); Ireland east through mountainous parts of central and southern Europe (the former Yugoslavia, Roumania) into Russia as far as southern parts of central Siberia (Tuva).
Habitat:
Wetlands; mesotrophic ponds and lakes with Scirpus or Sparganium.
Body length:
9 - 11 mm.
Biology:
Adults fly from May to August. They are preferably found in the water edge vegetation. The flies visit white Apiaceae, Caltha palustris, Ranunculus repens, Sonchus arvensis, Sorbus aucuparia and Taraxacum.
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