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Sphaerophoria scripta

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Origin : Italy (Lombardia)

Sphaerophoria scripta mm 8-11 wing span cm 1-1.5.
Family: Syrphidae.
Common name: The Long Hoverfly.
Syn. Melithreptus dispar, Musca invisito, Musca molita, Musca scripta, Sphaerophoria dispar, Sphaerophoria invisito, Sphaerophoria molita, Sphaerophoria strigata.

Classic example of "Batesian mimicry", which is a harmless Hoverfly that mimics a wasp or a dangerous Cleridae beetle with bright colors similar to signal flavors or odors.

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