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Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)

Synonyms: Helophilus similis; Musca trelineata; Musca trileniata; Musca trilenva; Musca trilineata; Syrphus praecox

Wikipedia Abstract

Helophilus pendulus is a European hoverfly. Its scientific name means "dangling marsh-lover" (from Greek helo-, "marsh", -phil, "love", Latin pend-, "hang"). It is a very common species in Britain, where it is the commonest Helophilus species; it occurs as far north as the Shetland Islands. It is also found in Ireland.Also has the common name 'Sun Fly' although this is probably based on a mis-reading of helo- as helio-.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Eden – Cors Goch Trawsfynydd 702 Wales, United Kingdom
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Barnack Hills and Holes 58 England, United Kingdom
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Borrowdale Woodland Complex 1650 England, United Kingdom
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors 2016 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Aber 855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Culm Grasslands 1899 England, United Kingdom  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Glen Beasdale 1254 Scotland, United Kingdom
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Methven Moss 207 Scotland, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Dales Meadows 1228 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Goch 167 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Llawr-cwrt 114 Wales, United Kingdom  
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Uist Machair 8482 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Windsor Forest and Great Park 4169 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Bistorta officinalis (meadow bistort)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Oxalis montana (mountain woodsorrel)[1]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)5
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)4
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)6
Apis mellifera (honey bee)7
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)7
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)4
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)7
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)3
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)4
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)4
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)4
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)4
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)3
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)3
Empis livida5
Empis tessellata (Dance Fly)3
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)7
Eristalis arbustorum5
Eristalis pertinax4
Eristalis rupium3
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)3
Euclidia glyphica (Burnet Companion Moth)3
Eupeodes latifasciatus3
Eupeodes luniger3
Helina reversio3
Helophilus hybridus3
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)5
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)5
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)3
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)5
Meliscaeva cinctella4
Musca autumnalis (face fly)3
Nemophora degeerella (Degeer's Longhorn Moth)3
Neoascia podagrica3
Neomyia cornicina3
Orthocephalus coriaceus3
Pachytodes cerambyciformis3
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)3
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)6
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)4
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)3
Scaeva pyrastri3
Sericomyia silentis6
Sicus ferrugineus3
Sphaerophoria scripta6
Stenurella melanura5
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)3
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)3
Volucella bombylans5
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)4

Predators

Eutolmus rufibarbis (Golden-tabbed Robber Fly)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Skarbilovinema laumondi <Unverified Name>[3]
Pollinator of 
Arnica montana (leopard's bane)[4]
Bistorta officinalis (meadow bistort)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Crepis foetida subsp. glandulosa (Rough Hawksbeard)[1]
Euphrasia officinalis (eyebright)[4]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Hypochaeris radicata (Common Catsear)[4]
Leontodon hispidus[4]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Mentha aquatica (water mint)[4]
Oxalis montana (mountain woodsorrel)[1]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Solidago virgaurea (European goldenrod)[4]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[4]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Torilis japonica (erect hedgeparsley)[4]

Distribution

Sweden;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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