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Merodon equestris - grayish Colours on Merodon equestris can be quite variabe. Here a more gray-ish specimen  Diptera,Hooverfly,Merodon,Merodon equestris,Syrphidae Click/tap to enlarge

Merodon equestris - grayish

Colours on Merodon equestris can be quite variabe. Here a more gray-ish specimen

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''Merodon equestris'' is a European species of hoverfly . Like other hoverflies it displays a colouration pattern similar to a stinging insect as an evolutionary defense mechanism.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 7, 2018.