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

Cheilosia chrysocoma (Meigen, 1822)

Pelzige Erzschwebfliege

Synonyms and other combinations:

Eristalis phantoma Zetterstedt, 1838 | Syrphus chrysosoma Gimmerthal, 1832 |

  • Cheilosia cf. chrysocoma, female  664
    Cheilosia chrysocoma (Meigen, 1822)  Pelzige Erzschwebfliege   
    Cheilosia cf. chrysocoma, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2006-05-20 12:50:12
    Image number: 664
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2006-05-20 12:50:12

Cheilosia chrysocoma belongs to the subfamily Eristalinae, tribe Rhingiini.
Scandinavia south to northern Spain, Italy and Bulgaria; Ireland eastwards through central Europe to European parts of Russia and on into Siberia.
Moist deciduous forests on nutrient-rich soil, usually with well-developed undergrowth.
The 8 - 11 mm large Cheilosia chrysocoma has a densely orange-red hairy abdomen. The eyes are hairy. The face is hairless. The 3rd antenna element is reddish brown/yellow and not rounded (with "upper corner").
Cheilosia chrysocoma flies from April to June. Adults visit flowers of Caltha, Crataegus, Narcissus, Prunus, Ranunculus and Salix. Females have been observed egg-laying on Angelica sylvestris.

References, further reading, links:
  1. Pape T. & Thompson F.C. (eds) (2017). Systema Dipterorum (version 2.0, Jan 2011). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
  2. Gerald Bothe: Bestimmungsschl├╝ssel f├╝r die Schwebfliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) Deutschlands und der Niederlande, DJN, 1984, ISBN 3-923376-07-3
  3. 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.
  4. 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.