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

Didea fasciata Macquart, 1834

Gelbe Breitbauchschwebfliege

Synonyms and other combinations:

Enica foersteri Meigen, 1838 |

  • Didea fasciata, female  5584
    Didea fasciata Macquart, 1834  Gelbe Breitbauchschwebfliege   
    Didea fasciata, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Stadtpark; 2012-08-09 12:00:28
    Image number: 5584
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Stadtpark
    2012-08-09 12:00:28

  • Didea fasciata, female  5585
    Didea fasciata Macquart, 1834  Gelbe Breitbauchschwebfliege   
    Didea fasciata, female
    DE, Chemnitz, Stadtpark; 2012-08-09 12:01:14
    Image number: 5585
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Stadtpark
    2012-08-09 12:01:14


Classification:
Didea fasciata belongs to the subfamily Syrphinae, tribe Syrphini.
Distribution:
Fennoscandia south to the Pyrenees and Spain; Italy and Greece; from Ireland eastwards through Eurasia to the Pacific coast; in North America from British Columbia south to New Mexico and east to New York; in the Oriental region to northern India and Formosa.
Habitat:
Deciduous and coniferous forest, mostly with well-developed undergrowth.
Description:
Didea fasciata has a body length of 11 - 13 mm. The abdomen has pronounced yellow markings. The face is yellow without a dark central stripe. The knob of the halteres is yellow.
Biology:
Didea fasciata flies from April to October.
The larvae live on conifers and deciduous trees and feed on aphids.

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 www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2017. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
  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. Gerald Bothe: Bestimmungsschl├╝ssel f├╝r die Schwebfliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) Deutschlands und der Niederlande, DJN, 1984, ISBN 3-923376-07-3
  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.