Tapered Drone Fly #insects



Insects, Tapered drone fly, provisional identification, June 2017


Eristalis pertinax. Provisional identification. (more…)

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Hover or Flower Fly #insects



Insects, Hover fly, August 2016


Possibly Eristalis pertinax. (more…)

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Sun Fly #insects



Insects, Sun Fly, provisional identification, August 2016


Helophilus pendulus, provisional identification. (more…)

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Flower fly and Bramble #insects #plants



Insect, Flower Fly, July 2016


Meliscaeva cinctella, provisional identification, on Rubus fruticosus. (more…)

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Visitor #plants #insects



Plant, Insect, Flower Fly, Grass, June 2016


Possibly a type of flower or hover fly on a species of meadow or oat grass. (more…)

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Marsh Thistle and visitor #plants #insects



Plants, Marsh Thistle, Insect, June 2016


Possibly a Flower Fly, Episyrphus balteatus, on Cirsium palustre. (more…)

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One of the biggest in the UK #hover flies



Insect, Hover fly, Volucella pellucens, July 2015


For more on the Pellucid hover fly, Volucella pellucens, see Nature Spot. (more…)

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One in more than 280 #insects



Insect, Hover fly, July 2015


Hover fly – there are nearly 300 types found in the UK (more…)

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Hover or Flower fly #insects



Insect, Hoverfly, July 2014


Eristalis arbustorum, provisional identification. (more…)

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Hover or Flower Fly


Inect, Hovery Fly, unidentified, June 2015


Looked more yellow than orange-banded so possibly Syrphus vitripennis. (more…)

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Here’s looking at you



Insect, Hoverfly, August 2014


A cloudy late August day in the wood but still plenty to see. (more…)

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Nectar of life



Flowers, insect, Bramble, Hover Fly, June 2014


Bramble, Rubus fruticosus, an important source of food for a wide variety of insects. (more…)

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