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Eupeodes corollae


Wikipedia Abstract

Eupeodes corollae is a very common European species of hoverfly. 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, and to control scale insects and aphids in fruit plantations. They were found to be partial to the fruit, eating more fruit than aphids. E. corollae is found across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Adults are often migratory.
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Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[1]
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)[2]
Medicago arborea (moon trefoil)[2]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[1]

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1Ecology of Commanster
2The reproductive ecology of Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter (Leguminosae): a bee-pollinated plant in Mediterranean islands where bees are absent, C. Pérez-Bañón, A. Juan, T. Petanidou, Ma A. Marcos-García and M. B. Crespo, Plant Systematics and Evolution Volume 241, Numbers 1-2, 29-46 (2003)
3Predator-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)
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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