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THE HOVER-FLIES ( S Y R P H I D A E ) OF MEADOW,

GROMFORD

SNAPE

W I L F R I D S . GEORGE

ON nineteen occasions a visit of an hour or two was made to this small reserve of the Suffolk T r u s t for N a t u r e Conservation, and as many hover-flies as possible were identified. T h e visits were spread over two summers, thirteen being made in 1969 and six during 1970. T o save space, each visit is given a code letter. Those during 1969 are referred to by the capital letters A - M , and lower-case letters denote the 1970 observations. Since each of the latter are within five days of the 1969 dates, the letters correspond for the two seasons. A B C D E F G H I J K L M

1969 Ist May 4th May 16th May 26th May 30th May 12th June 19th June 26th June 16th July 27th July Ist August 8th August 24th August

a

igyo 30th April

c d e

21 st May 24th May 2nd June

i

12th July

m 27th August

T h e hover-flies observed are listed, together with the codeletters of the dates on which they were seen. Pyrophaena granditarsa Forster L M m P. rosarum Fab. L d Platycheirus manicatus Meig. D F G L M de P. peltatus Meig. D E F K M ce P. scutatus Meig. BFLMdm P. albimanus Fab. 13 D E J M P. clypeatus Meig. JKLM P. angustatus Zett. L m Melanostoma ambiguum Fallen d M. scalare Fab. CDEFJKLMdem M. mellinum Linn. EJKLMc Sphaerophoria scripta Linn. I M m S. menthastri Linn. m Leucozona lucorum Linn. D Fd Scaeva py ras tri Linn. IM Syrphus torvus Osten-Sacken B M S. vitripennis Meig. FK m S. ribesii Linn. FJ K L M m S. albostriatus Fallen m S. corollae Fab. L M m 5. latifasciatus Macquart M S. Inniger Meig. H L M S. balteatus Degeer D E I J K L M m S. arcticus Zett. A


390

Suffolk

Natural

S. umbellatarum Fab. Orthoneura splendens Meig. Chrysogaster hirtella Loew C. chalybeata Meig. Neoascia podagrica Fab. N. dispar Meig. Parapenium flavitarsis Meig. Cheilosia illustrata Harris C. variabilis Panzer C. impresso Loew C. paganus Meig. C. albitarsis Meig. C. honesta Rondani C. vernalis Fallen C. proxima Zett. Eristalis sepulchralis Linn. E. pertinax Scopoli E. intricarius Linn. E. tenax Linn. E. abusivus Collin E. arbustorum Linn. E. horticola Degeer E. nemorum Linn. Myiatropa florea Linn. Helophilus pendulus Linn. H. hybridus Loew H. frutetorum Fab. Xylota segnis Linn. Syritta pipiens Linn. Tropidia scita Harris Enmerus strigatus Fallen

History,

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T h e above list contains fifty-five of the 234 species of Syrphidae recorded f r o m Britain. Since the reserve consists of an overgrown patch of marshland, it is not surprising that there is a tendency to be a deficiency of many typical " w o o d l a n d " hoverflies. W. S. George, M.P.S.,

Marigold,

Linden Road, Aldeburgh,

Suffolk.

The Hover-flies (Syrphidae) of Gromford Meadow, Snape  
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