Monday, 26 July 2010
Thought I would get back to some ordinary photography for a change, I spent some of the day in the garden and found three different species of Hover Fly. The easiest way of identifying these insects is by the body markings, and I have tried to show this in the images. Also as you can see by the sizes they are not large insects and I find it a challenge to photograph them.
EPISYRPHUS BALTEATUS 10-15mm
This species is common almost everywhere from April to November.
SCAEVA PYRASTRI 15mm
This one is common from June to October in flowery places esp gardens.
XANTHOGRAMMA PEDISSEQUUM 10-12mm
This Hover Fly is present from May to September and is uncommon, I have found it in the garden for the past two years.