Eurasian Drone Fly Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus, 1758)Non-native    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Syrphidae   >   Genus Eristalis   

Status:

Introduced in Toronto from Europe around 1885 (Skevington, 2019). Now widespread in North America and fairly common in Maryland. According to BugGuide, aquatic larvae are found in "shallow, nutrient rich standing water and in cow-dung, silage pits and compost heaps."

Description:

Typical large drone fly. Variable but usually with dark hourglass pattern on back. Identifiable from photos with care by leg, abdominal, and face patterns.

There are 49 records in the project database.

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A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/22/2007). Determined by Martin Hauser/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Washington Co., Maryland (6/8/2019). Verified by Bill Dean and Ken Wolgemuth via BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A female Eurasian Drone Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (6/23/2016). Determined by Bill Dean/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Sikorski. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/15/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/3/2021). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/3/2021). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/10/2022). (c) Marcia Morris, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Marcia Morris via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/18/2021). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/6/2022). (c) Hila Taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Hila Taylor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/30/2022). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/7/2023). (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joe MDO via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Dorchester Co., Maryland (11/11/2023). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/20/2022). (c) Ron Wertz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Ron Wertz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/4/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/10/2022). (c) Marcia Morris, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Marcia Morris via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/7/2023). (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joe MDO via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/7/2023). (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joe MDO via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/20/2021). (c) Izabella Farr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Izabella Farr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/10/2022). (c) Marcia Morris, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Marcia Morris via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Washington Co., Maryland (7/5/2021). No rights reserved. Photo by Ian via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/8/2023). (c) sentientone, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by sentientone via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/16/2021). No rights reserved. Photo by Ian via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Drone Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (7/27/2011). Determined by Martin Hauser/BugGuide. Photo by Tom Bentley. (MBP list)


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