Melanostoma scalare

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Classification Order: Diptera – true flies Family: Syrphidae

Length .


April to November with peaks at the end of May and August.


Males have longer, thinner bodies than females, with lozenge-shaped yellow spots compared to the triangular spots in females. Note eye spacings foor sex. Both sexes have largely yellow antennae.

Life Cycle


Rich woodland vegetation and gardens


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