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Sphaerophoria scripta

Synonyms: Musca invisito; Musca libatrix; Sphaerophoria brunettii; Sphaerophoria scutellata; Sphaerophoria strigata; Sphaerophoria violacea

Wikipedia Abstract

The Long hoverfly, Sphaerophoria scripta is a European species of hoverfly. They can complete a full life cycle in as little as sixteen days (egg to egg-laying adult), and a maximum of nine generations may occur in a single year.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries 3859 England, United Kingdom
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Barnack Hills and Holes 58 England, United Kingdom
Barry Links 1951 Scotland, United Kingdom
Birklands and Bilhaugh 672 England, United Kingdom  
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors 2016 England, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dover to Kingsdown Cliffs 454 England, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Wight Downs 1141 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment 2194 England, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Downs Woodlands 711 England, United Kingdom
North Meadow and Clattinger Farm 259 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Richmond Park 2092 England, United Kingdom  
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens 477 England, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Windsor Forest and Great Park 4169 England, United Kingdom
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Lapsana communis (Nipplewort)[1]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[1]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)5
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)6
Apis mellifera (honey bee)3
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)4
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)4
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Cerapteryx graminis (antler moth)3
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)4
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)4
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)4
Coleophora trochilella3
Conops flavipes3
Conops quadrifasciatus3
Dasysyrphus tricinctus3
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)3
Empis livida5
Empis pennipes3
Epistrophe grossulariae3
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)8
Eristalis arbustorum5
Eristalis pertinax3
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)3
Eupeodes latifasciatus5
Eupeodes luniger4
Helina reversio3
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)6
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)4
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)3
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)4
Melanostoma mellinum3
Meliscaeva cinctella4
Neoascia podagrica3
Orthocephalus coriaceus3
Parasyrphus annulatus3
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)3
Platycheirus clypeatus3
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)3
Scaeva pyrastri5
Scrobipalpa acuminatella3
Sericomyia silentis5
Sicus ferrugineus3
Stenurella melanura3
Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)3
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)3
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)3
Volucella bombylans3
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)3

Predators

Choerades fimbriata <Unverified Name>[2]
Dioctria lateralis[2]
Esatanas velox <Unverified Name>[2]
Holopogon dimidiatus[2]
Machimus rusticus[2]
Tenthredo mesomela <Unverified Name>[1]
Tolmerus atricapillus <Unverified Name>[2]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Lapsana communis (Nipplewort)[1]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[1]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]

Distribution

Greenland; Europe;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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