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Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)

Synonyms: Episyrphus fallaciosus; Episyrphus hirayamae; Musca alternata; Musca cannabina; Musca elegans; Musca nectarina; Musca palustris; Musca scitule; Musca scitulus; Syrphus andalusiacus; Syrphus cretensis; Syrphus nectareus; Syrphus pleuralis; Syrphus proximus; Syrphus signatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly, is a relatively small hoverfly (9–12 mm) of the Syrphidae family, widespread throughout the Palaearctic region, which covers Europe, North Asia and North Africa. The upper side of the abdomen is patterned with orange and black bands. Two further identification characters are the presence of secondary black bands on the third and fourth dorsal plates and faint greyish longitudinal stripes on the thorax.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Cerne and Sydling Downs 912 England, United Kingdom
Chilterns Beechwoods 3154 England, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cothill Fen 108 England, United Kingdom  
Creag Meagaidh 15184 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Emer Bog 93 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Manchester Mosses 427 England, United Kingdom  
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
Naddle Forest 892 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Overstrand Cliffs 74 England, United Kingdom    
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Windsor Forest and Great Park 4169 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

Achillea ptarmica (Sneezewort)[1]
Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Calystegia sepium (devil's guts)[1]
Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)[1]
Crepis foetida subsp. glandulosa (Rough Hawksbeard)[1]
Digitalis purpurea (purple foxglove)[1]
Eleocharis palustris (common spikerush)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Hypericum maculatum (Imperforate St John's-wort)[1]
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[1]
Medicago arborea (moon trefoil)[2]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[1]
Salix aurita (eared willow)[1]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[1]
Tanacetum grossheimii (Feverfew)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Teucrium scorodonia (woodland germander)[1]
Vernonanthura cuneifolia (Mugwort)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)8
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)6
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)8
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)10
Apis mellifera (honey bee)7
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)6
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)10
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)12
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)6
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)4
Chloris chloris (European Greenfinch)4
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)5
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)5
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)7
Columba palumbus (Common Wood Pigeon)4
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)4
Empis livida7
Ensina sonchi4
Epistrophe grossulariae4
Eristalis arbustorum5
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)4
Eupeodes latifasciatus5
Eupeodes luniger5
Eupithecia centaureata (Lime-speck Pug)4
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)4
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)5
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)4
Gonepteryx rhamni (Brimstone Butterfly)4
Gortyna flavago4
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)7
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)5
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)5
Larinus planus4
Linaria cannabina (Common Linnet)5
Liriomyza strigata4
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)5
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)4
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)6
Melanostoma mellinum4
Meliscaeva cinctella7
Phaonia angelicae4
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)4
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)4
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)6
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)7
Rhingia campestris8
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)4
Scaeva pyrastri6
Sericomyia silentis10
Sicus ferrugineus4
Sitochroa verticalis5
Sphaerophoria scripta8
Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)4
Stenurella melanura4
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)4
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)4
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)6
Trichius fasciatus (Bee Chafer)4
Volucella bombylans5
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)4

Predators

Diplazon laetatorius[1]
Dysmachus trigonus[3]
Melanips opacus <Unverified Name>[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Pachyneuron formosum[1]
Philodromus rufus[1]
Philonicus albiceps[3]
Runcinia grammica[1]
Trichodes apiarius <Unverified Name>[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Diplazon laetatorius[1]
Melanips opacus <Unverified Name>[1]
Pachyneuron formosum[1]
Pollinator of 
Achillea ptarmica (Sneezewort)[1]
Adenophora triphylla[4]
Aeginetia indica (aeginetia)[4]
Aethusa cynapium (fool's parsley)[4]
Agrimonia pilosa[4]
Anacamptis morio (Green-winged Orchid)[4]
Anemone coronaria (lilies-of-the-field)[4]
Angelica pubescens[4]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[5]
Anthriscus sylvestris subsp. nemorosa[4]
Aralia cordata (udo)[4]
Arnica montana (leopard's bane)[4]
Aster ageratoides[4]
Aster yomena[4]
Bellis annua[4]
Biscutella didyma[4]
Bistorta elliptica[4]
Calendula arvensis (field marigold)[4]
Callicarpa japonica (Japanese callicarpa)[4]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Calystegia sepium (devil's guts)[1]
Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)[1]
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[4]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Chelidonium majus (celandine)[4]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[1]
Cirsium oleraceum (Cabbage thistle)[4]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower)[4]
Convolvulus althaeoides (mallow bindweed)[4]
Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[4]
Crepidiastrum lanceolatum[4]
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)[1]
Crepis foetida subsp. glandulosa (Rough Hawksbeard)[1]
Crepis paludosa (Marsh Hawksbeard)[4]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[4]
Desmodium hookerianum[4]
Deutzia scabra (fuzzy pride-of-Rochester)[4]
Digitalis purpurea (purple foxglove)[1]
Eleocharis palustris (common spikerush)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Erica tetralix (crossleaf heath)[4]
Erigeron annuus (Annual fleabane)[4]
Eruca vesicaria (rocketsalad)[4]
Euonymus alatus (corky spindletree)[5]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Geranium nepalense (Nepalese Crane's Bill)[4]
Geranium robertianum (Robert geranium)[4]
Geum japonicum[4]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Houttuynia cordata (houttuynia)[4]
Hydrangea alternifolia[5]
Hydrangea hirta[5]
Hydrangea macrophylla (French hydrangea)[5]
Hydrangea paniculata (panicled hydrangea)[4]
Hypericum maculatum (Imperforate St John's-wort)[1]
Hypericum patulum[4]
Hypochaeris radicata (Common Catsear)[4]
Impatiens textorii[4]
Isodon longitubus[4]
Kerria japonica (Japanese rose)[4]
Leersia japonica[4]
Leontodon hispidus[4]
Leontodon saxatilis (Hairy hawkbit)[4]
Ligustrum obtusifolium (border privet)[4]
Linum catharticum (fairy flax)[4]
Lotus pedunculatus (big trefoil)[4]
Lysimachia vulgaris (garden yellow loosestrife)[4]
Lythrum salicaria (salicaire)[4]
Macleaya cordata (plume poppy)[4]
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[1]
Melilotus albus (Sweet Clover)[4]
Mentha aquatica (water mint)[4]
Mosla dianthera (miniature beefsteak)[4]
Persicaria pubescens[4]
Persicaria sinica (halberdleaf tearthumb)[5]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Pimpinella major (hollowstem burnet saxifrage)[4]
Ranunculus flammula (greater creeping spearwort)[4]
Reynoutria japonica (Japanese knotweed)[4]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[1]
Salix aurita (eared willow)[1]
Scandix australis[4]
Sisymbrium orientale (Oriental Sisymbrium)[4]
Solidago virgaurea (European goldenrod)[4]
Sonchus arvensis (Corn Sow Thistle)[4]
Sonchus palustris (Marsh Sowthistle)[4]
Stachys palustris (marsh hedgenettle)[4]
Styrax japonicus (Japanese snowbell)[4]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[1]
Tanacetum grossheimii (Feverfew)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Taraxacum tenejapense[4]
Teucrium scorodonia (woodland germander)[1]
Thapsia garganica[4]
Thymelaea hirsuta[4]
Torilis japonica (erect hedgeparsley)[4]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[4]
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)[4]
Vernonanthura cuneifolia (Mugwort)[1]
Veronica beccabunga (European speedwell)[4]
Viburnum plicatum (Japanese snowball)[4]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[4]
Weigela hortensis[4]

Distribution

widespread Palaearctic; Bonin Is.;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2The reproductive ecology of Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter (Leguminosae): a bee-pollinated plant in Mediterranean islands where bees are absent, C. Pérez-Bañón, A. Juan, T. Petanidou, Ma A. Marcos-García and M. B. Crespo, Plant Systematics and Evolution Volume 241, Numbers 1-2, 29-46 (2003)
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)
4Jorrit 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.
5Kato, 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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