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Melangyna sp. at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve - 9 May 2020
Melangyna sp. at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve - 9 May 2020
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Identification history

Melangyna sp. 9 May 2020 HarveyPerkins
Melangyna sp. 9 May 2020 HarveyPerkins
Simosyrphus grandicornis 9 May 2020 CBrandis

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4 comments

   9 May 2020
Not Simosyrphus. Probably Melangyna and quite probably M. viridiceps (but the dorsal banding pattern doesn't show well).
CBrandis wrote:
   10 May 2020
Does this view help Harvey. Cheers
   10 May 2020
Definitely Melangyna, and I still think it is probably viridiceps, but there are a couple of other very similar species, particularly M. collatus, and I don't really know what the definitive distinguishing features are. I note that ALCW has decided not to ID their Melangyna records to species level (of which I think there are definitely two represented amongst the current 23 records); so I'm taking a cautious approach and leaving this at genus level.
CBrandis wrote:
   11 May 2020
Harvey
I cut and pasted photos from ALA and collatus appears to have a thin yellow band where the lower meets the middle section and the lowest small yellow spots are thinner than viridiceps. Sorry do not know the actual part names and tried to copy the word document I put the snips in but the .png images did not show. So reckon viridiceps. Cheers

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 9 May 2020 09:44 AM Recorded on
  • CBrandis Recorded by
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