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Eupeodes corollae

Eupeodes corollae is a very common European species of hoverfly.[1] Adults are 6–11 millimetres (0.24–0.43 in) in body length. Males and females have different marking on the abdomen; males have square commas on tergites 3 and 4, whereas females have narrow commas. Larvae feed on aphids. This species has been used experimentally in glasshouses as a method of aphid control,[2] and to control scale insects and aphids in fruit plantations. They were found to be partial to the fruit, eating more fruit than aphids.[3]

E. corollae is found across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Adults are often migratory.[4]


  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 253, xvpp. 
  2. ^ Santos Rojo, Keith R. Hopper and M. Angeles Marcos-García (2004). "Fitness of the hover flies Episyrphus balteatus and Eupeodes corollae faced with limited larval prey". Journal Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (Springer Netherlands) 81 (1): 53–59. doi:10.1007/BF00187838. ISSN 0013-8703. 
  3. ^ Jacopo Rossi, Ursula Gamba, Massimo Pinna, Sandra Spagnolo, Cristina Visentin, Alberto Alma (2006). "Hoverflies in organic apple orchards in north-western Italy". Bulletin of Insectology (Bologna: Facolta' Di Agraria Universita' Di Bologna) 59 (2): 111–114. ISSN 1721-8861. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Van Veen, M.P. (2004). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae (Hardback). Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 90-5011-199-8. 


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