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Scientific Name: Eupeodes luniger
Common Name: n/a
Eupeodes luniger is a species that can be variable in terms of both size and colour with a wing length usually between 6.5 and 10 mm. It has broad yellow lunate markings on tergites 3 and 4 which don't reach the outer edge. Found on patches of flowers in arable fields, meadows, road verges, hedgerows, gardens, etc.
On the wing from March to November with an increase in numbers during May, but with the main peak from July to September. It is a migrant species and can fly long distances. A common species, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
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