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

Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838

Weiden-Erzschwebfliege

  • Cheilosia albipila, male  629
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2006-04-15 10:13:01
    Image number: 629
    male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2006-04-15 10:13:01

  • Cheilosia albipila, male  630
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2006-04-15 10:13:15
    Image number: 630
    male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2006-04-15 10:13:15

  • Cheilosia albipila, female  669
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2007-03-25 13:16:22
    Image number: 669
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2007-03-25 13:16:22

  • Cheilosia albipila, female  3135
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, female, det. Lukasz Mielczarek
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2010-04-17 13:45:22
    Image number: 3135
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2010-04-17 13:45:22
    det. Lukasz Mielczarek
  • Cheilosia albipila, female  3136
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2010-04-17 13:45:15
    Image number: 3136
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2010-04-17 13:45:15

  • Cheilosia albipila, female  650
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Hutholz; 2006-04-30 10:45:20
    Image number: 650
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Hutholz
    2006-04-30 10:45:20

  • Cheilosia albipila, female  651
    Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838  Weiden-Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia albipila, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Hutholz; 2006-04-30 10:43:57
    Image number: 651
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Hutholz
    2006-04-30 10:43:57


Classification:
Cheilosia albipila belongs to the subfamily Eristalinae, tribe Rhingiini.
Distribution:
Southern Fennoscandia south to the Pyrenees; Ireland eastwards through parts of northern and central Europe into European Russia and on to central Siberia.
Habitat:
Wetland, humid deciduous and coniferous forest, forest edges and clearings.
Description:
The long and rather densely hairy Cheilosia albipila has a body length of 8 - 12 mm. The third antenna segment is mostly orange-brown. In the males, the hind femurs are in large part black, and in the females bright.
Biology:
Cheilosia albipila overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly from March to May and visit flowering trees, shrubs and spring flowers, like Betula, Caltha, Cardamine, Corylus, Prunus spinosa, Ribes uvacrispa, Salix, Taraxacum, Tussilago and Vaccinium.
The larvae are stem miners in Carduus and Cirsium palustre.

References, further reading, links:
  1. Gerald Bothe: Bestimmungsschl├╝ssel f├╝r die Schwebfliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) Deutschlands und der Niederlande, DJN, 1984, ISBN 3-923376-07-3
  2. 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.
  3. Menno Reemer, Willem Renema, Wouter van Steenis, Theo Zeegers, Aat Barendregt, John T. Smit, Mark P. van Veen, Jeroen van Steenis, Laurens van der Leij: De Nederlandse Zweefvliegen (Diptera: Syrphidae), Nederlandse Fauna 8, 2009.