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Helophilus

 
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joshmaynard



Joined: 15 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:30 am    Post subject: Helophilus Reply with quote

I thought people would be interested to hear of pendulus,trivittaus and hybridus all found within the same immediate area all feeding on ragwort. All three of them appear to breed there. Is it unusual to find all three in the same place? This was just outside Aberystwyth in West Wales
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conopid



Joined: 03 Sep 2005
Posts: 342
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
It's not an everyday occurence to come across these three Helophilus species together. However, in years when H trivittatus is around in numbers (such as this year) it is always a distinct possibility that all three can be found together near ponds, wetlands etc, where H hybridus can often be found. H pendulus is of course ubiquitous and very reliable on most days in most places! Very Happy

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Ian Andrews



Joined: 08 Aug 2007
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Location: Pocklington, East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have found all 3 together on my last two trips out. Beside the Pocklington Canal, on Creeping Thistle, and at an area of spring flushes on Angelica, Knapweed...etc. Both sites in VC61.

I am finding ones and twos of trivittatus at every site I visit, recently. Super little beast, isn't it! Very Happy

Ian
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