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

Didea intermedia Loew, 1854

Schmale Breitbauchschwebfliege

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    Didea intermedia Loew, 1854  Schmale Breitbauchschwebfliege   
    Didea intermedia, det. Andre
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2010-07-25 13:19:30
    Image number: 4184

    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2010-07-25 13:19:30
    det. Andre

Classification:
Didea intermedia belongs to the subfamily Syrphinae, tribe Syrphini.
Distribution:
Fennoscandia south to Iberia; Italy; the former Yugoslavia; from Britain eastwards through central and southern Europe into Russia and on to the Pacific coast (Kamchatka).
Habitat:
Coniferous and mixed forest.
Description:
With a body length of 7 - 12 mm Didea intermedia is the smallest species of the genus occurring in Germany. The abdomen has yellow markings. Didea intermedia has a black central face-stripe. The knob of the halteres is dark brown to black.
Biology:
Didea intermedia flies from May to September.
The larvae of the species feed on aphids.

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
  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.