Sunday, 14 August 2016

A few hoverflies from the weekend

On Saturday I visited Burton Mere Wetlands and then Martin Mere with Ray, and on Sunday Malham Cove and Tarn with Elaine. Here is a selection of the hoverflies we saw.

Burton Mere Wetlands

Dasysyrphus albostriatus

Episyrphus balteatus "Marmalade hoverfly"

Syritta pipiens

Syrphus ribesii

Melanostoma sp - possibly scalare

Myathropa florea

Riponnensia splendens

Eupeodes corollea

Helophilus pendulus

Martin Mere

Syritta pipiens

Volucella pellucens "Great Pied Hoverfly"

Eristallis intricarius


Leucozona glaucia

Eristalis horticola

Eristalis pertinax

Sericomyia silentis

Helophilus trivittatus

Platycheirus albimanus

Eristalis horticola

Melanostoma scalare

Eristalis rupium


  1. Hi Colin, these are fantastic, do you mind if I print some off to use in an educational display please? Credit will be given.
    Thanks, Sara

    1. Hi Sara, yes that's fine. Sorry for the delay in replying.


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