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Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)

Synonyms: Musca pipines; Spheginoides tenofemorus; Syritta albicincta; Syritta flavicans; Syritta obscuripes; Syritta vicina; Xylota proxima

Wikipedia Abstract

Syritta pipiens is a very common species of European hover fly. Sometimes called the thick-legged hoverfly, from its distinctive broad hind femora. They are fast nimble fliers, Larvae feed in rotting organic matter.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Barnack Hills and Holes 58 England, United Kingdom
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Borrowdale Woodland Complex 1650 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Cadair Idris 9353 Wales, 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
Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods 294 Wales, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Emer Bog 93 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Flanders Mosses 2653 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh 2614 Wales, United Kingdom  
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment 2194 England, United Kingdom  
Mousa 1311 Scotland, United Kingdom
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Eriogonum fasciculatum (flattop buckwheat)[2]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Mentha arvensis (field mint)[1]
Mentha suaveolens (apple mint)[1]
Stevia rebaudiana (candyleaf)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)2
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)3
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)2
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)2
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)3
Chloromyia formosa (Green Soldier Fly)2
Chlorops hypostigma2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)3
Cnephasia genitalana2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)3
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)3
Dasysyrphus tricinctus2
Depressaria sordidatella2
Dyspersa apicalis2
Empis livida2
Empis tessellata (Dance Fly)2
Empis trigramma2
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)2
Eristalis arbustorum2
Eristalis pertinax4
Eristalis rupium2
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)2
Erysiphe heraclei2
Eupithecia tripunctaria (whitespotted pug)2
Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)2
Exetastes fornicator2
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)2
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)3
Liriomyza eupatorii2
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)2
Meliscaeva cinctella2
Musca autumnalis (face fly)2
Nemophora degeerella (Degeer's Longhorn Moth)2
Neoascia podagrica4
Neomyia cornicina3
Pachytodes cerambyciformis2
Panemeria tenebrata (Small Yellow Underwing Moth)2
Phytoecia cylindrica2
Platycheirus clypeatus2
Pyrausta aurata (Mint moth)2
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)2
Sericomyia silentis2
Sphaerophoria scripta3
Stenurella melanura2
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)2

Predators

Dioctria lateralis[3]
Dioctria longicornis[3]
Dioctria rufipes[3]
Machimus rusticus[3]
Megaphorus willistoni[3]
Oxyopes salticus (striped lynx spider)[4]
Philodicus ponticus[3]
Philonicus albiceps[3]
Pogonioefferia helenae <Unverified Name>[3]
Proctacanthus milbertii[3]
Tolmerus atricapillus <Unverified Name>[3]

Providers

Pollinated by 
Glebionis coronaria (Garland chrysanthemum)[2]
Lactuca serriola (Wild Lettuce)[2]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Agastache nepetoides (yellow giant hyssop)[5]
Alisma plantago aquatica[5]
Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)[1]
Ammannia coccinea (purple ammannia)[5]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Arnica montana (leopard's bane)[2]
Arnoglossum muehlenbergii (great Indian plantain)[5]
Aronia melanocarpa (Black chokeberry)[6]
Asclepias sullivantii (prairie milkweed)[5]
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[5]
Asclepias verticillata (eastern whorled milkweed)[5]
Bidens bipinnata (Spanish needles)[5]
Bistorta officinalis (meadow bistort)[1]
Blephilia hirsuta (hairy pagoda-plant)[5]
Boltonia asteroides (white doll's daisy)[5]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Camassia scilloides (Atlantic camas)[5]
Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)[2]
Campsis radicans (common trumpetcreeper)[5]
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[5]
Castanea crenata (Japanese chestnut)[7]
Ceanothus americanus (new jersey tea)[5]
Centaurea woronowii (Woronow's Centaury)[5]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[5]
Chamaecrista chamaecristoides (beach sensitive pea)[5]
Cicuta maculata (poison parsnip)[5]
Claytonia virginica (narrow-leaved spring beauty)[5]
Clematis virginiana (devil's-darning-needles)[5]
Comandra umbellata (bastard toadflax)[5]
Convolvulus althaeoides (mallow bindweed)[2]
Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[2]
Coreopsis tripteris (tall tickseed)[5]
Cornus canadensis (Canadian bunchberry)[2]
Cornus macrophylla var. macrophylla[2]
Crataegus crus-galli (cockspur hawthorn)[5]
Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn)[1]
Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort)[5]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[2]
Dittrichia graveolens (stinkwort)[2]
Ecballium elaterium (squirting cucumber)[2]
Echinocystis lobata (wild balsamapple)[5]
Endotropis lanceolata subsp. lanceolata (Lanceleaf buckthorn)[5]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Erigenia bulbosa (harbinger of spring)[5]
Erigeron annuus (Annual fleabane)[2]
Erigeron strigosus var. traversii (spreading daisy)[5]
Eryngium yuccifolium (button eryngo)[5]
Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge)[5]
Euphorbia nutans (eyebane)[5]
Fallopia scandens (climbing false buckwheat)[5]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Galium trifidum (threepetal bedstraw)[5]
Hackelia virginiana (virginia stickseed)[5]
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)[5]
Helichrysum stoechas[2]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Heracleum sphondylium var. nipponicum (cow parsnip)[5]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Cress)[2]
Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa[5]
Hydrangea arborescens (smooth hydrangea)[5]
Hypochaeris radicata (Common Catsear)[2]
Justicia americana (common water-willow)[5]
Kalmia angustifolia (sheep laurel)[6]
Knautia arvensis (field scabiosa)[2]
Leontodon hispidus[2]
Lepidium virginicum (Wild Pepper-Grass)[5]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Linum catharticum (fairy flax)[2]
Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)[5]
Maianthemum trifolium (threeleaf false lily of the valley)[6]
Melilotus albus (Sweet Clover)[5]
Mentha arvensis (field mint)[1]
Mentha suaveolens (apple mint)[1]
Nelumbo lutea (American lotus)[5]
Nepeta cataria (field balm)[5]
Osmorrhiza longistylis <Unverified Name>[5]
Oxalis adspersa (erect woodsorrel)[5]
Oxypolis rigidior (stiff cowbane)[5]
Parthenium auriculatum (wild quinine)[5]
Pastinaca sativa (wild parship)[5]
Perideridia americana (osage perideridia)[5]
Persicaria bicornis (Pennsylvania knotweed)[5]
Persicaria foliosa var. paludicola (swamp smartweed)[5]
Persicaria minor (ladysthumb smartweed)[5]
Persicaria punctata (dotted smartweed)[5]
Phellodendron amurense (Amur corktree)[7]
Phyla lanceolata (frog fruit)[5]
Portulaca granulatostellulata (akulikuli-kula)[5]
Potentilla canadensis (dwarf cinquefoil)[5]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[5]
Prunus virginiana var. demissa (Western chokecherry)[2]
Ptelea trifoliata (hoptree)[5]
Pycnanthemum flexuosum (Appalachian mountainmint)[5]
Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum (whorled mountainmint)[5]
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain-mint)[5]
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)[5]
Rosa setigera (Michigan Rose)[5]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[5]
Rudbeckia subtomentosa (sweet coneflower)[5]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[1]
Sagittaria latifolia (Duck Potato)[5]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Salix cordata (heartleaf willow)[5]
Salix interior (sandbar willow)[5]
Salix nigra (black willow)[5]
Salix repens (creeping willow)[2]
Sambucus canadensis (American black elderberry)[5]
Scorzonera franchetii[5]
Scorzoneroides autumnalis[2]
Scutellaria parvula (small skullcap)[5]
Sisymbrium orientale (Oriental Sisymbrium)[2]
Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)[5]
Solidago altissima subsp. altissima (Canada goldenrod)[5]
Solidago nemoralis (Gray Goldenrod)[5]
Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)[5]
Solidago ulmifolia (Elm-leaved Goldenrod)[5]
Solidago virgaurea (European goldenrod)[2]
Spiraea alba (White Spiraea)[6]
Stellaria media (chickweed)[5]
Stenanthium gramineum (eastern featherbells)[5]
Sternbergia lutea (Autumn Daffodil)[2]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[2]
Symphoricarpos orbicularis <Unverified Name>[5]
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Side-flowering Aster)[5]
Symphyotrichum pilosum (Frost Aster)[5]
Symphyotrichum turbinellum (smooth violet prairie aster)[5]
Taenidia integerrima (yellow pimpernell)[5]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Thapsia garganica[2]
Thaspium aureum trifoliatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Torilis japonica (erect hedgeparsley)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]
Tripleurospermum inodorum (scentless false mayweed)[1]
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)[2]
Veratrum virginicum (Bunchflower)[5]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[5]
Verbena urticaefolia <Unverified Name>[5]
Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's root)[5]
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw)[5]
Zizia aurea (golden zizia)[5]

Distribution

British Columbia to Newfoundland, s. to California & Florida; Mexico;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Predator-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) 4PREY OF THE STRIPED LYNX SPIDER OXYOPES SALTICUS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE), ON COTTON IN THE DELTA AREA OF MISSISSIPPI, Timothy C . Lockley and Orrey P. Young, 1987. The Journal of Arachnology 14:395-397 5Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA. 6Small, E. 1976. Insect pollinators of the Mer Bleue peat bog of Ottawa. Canadian Field Naturalist 90:22-28. 7Kato, M., T. Makutani, T. Inoue, and T. Itino. 1990. Insect-flower relationship in the primary beech forest of Ashu, Kyoto: an overview of the flowering phenology and seasonal pattern of insect visits. Contr. Biol. Lab. Kyoto Univ. 27:309-375.
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