Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on rot hole of Aesculus

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on wet, decaying root of Fagus

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on under bark of Populus tremula

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on rot hole of Acer

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on rot hole of Populus

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on rot hole of Salix

Foodplant / saprobe
larva of Myathropa florea is saprobic on rot hole of Pinus

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Rhembobius is endoparasitoid of larva of Myathropa florea

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myathropa florea

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Myathropa florea

Myathropa florea feeding on flowers (video, 44s)

Myathropa florea is a very common European and North African species of hoverfly. Adults may be seen on flowers from May to September. It is of similar size as the drone fly, but living Myathropa are generally more yellow, with two light bands to the thorax, interrupted with a black central smudge. In museum specimens, any yellow colour soon fades to brown after death. Like most Eristalini, Myathropa are rather variable in size, shape and colour.

Larvae feed on bacteria in organic waterlogged detritus, often in the shallow rot holes of tree stumps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. 
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