Syrphus ribesii

Syrphus ribesii (Linnaeus, 1758)

Currant or common banded hoverfly




Adult: 9-11 mm, abdomen with broad yellow stripes on black background. The first two spots do not join up. The thorax is bronze and matt.
 Larva: light yellow and orange; the yellow chevrons consist of adipose tissue.
 Pupa: chestnut brown color, undergoes nymphosis on the ground.




Widespread throughout the world, it is frequent from March to November.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 06 September 2011 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet