Wednesday 17 August 2011

Buzzing Marmalade

Have you noticed the huge increase in hoverflies over the last week? One species, in particular, is very numerous at the moment - the Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus.



  1. SNAP! Have you id'd any others with them? I guessed a few...

  2. Hi Stew,

    I've got a few to ID and it ain't easy! Most are one sp. or another but precise identity is hard to achieve just by photos alone, especially when there's no 'General' to help you out. I'm busy adding hover pics to my website - any help making the sp.s into something more precise would be welcomed.