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Eristalinus taeniops  (Wiedemann, 1818)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Syrphidae
Lesser Drone Fly     Dubbiena tal-għajnejn irrigati
Further Information:
Very similar to the Honey bee in size and appearance (abdomen stripes) but lacks a sting and has its eyes with characteristical zig-zag stripes. Larva found in stagnant water. Resembles Drone fly but slightly smaller (13mm).


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