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Hoverfly

This was pretty big and I wonder if it was a 'Hornet mimicking Hoverfly.'



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At almost 2cm long, the hornet mimic hoverfly is the largest hoverfly species in the UK. As its name suggests, it is an excellent mimic of the hornet, but is harmless to humans. Only a very rare visitor to the country up to the 1940s, it has become more common in Southern England in recent years, and is still spreading northwards, perhaps as a result of climate change. It is particularly prevalent in urban areas. The adults are migratory and the larvae live inside wasps' nests.

4 Aug, 2022

 

love these beauties , real garden friends

7 Aug, 2022

 

They certainly are ... this is the biggest one I have ever seen.

7 Aug, 2022

 

I just saw one on my allium ‘millenium’ and had no idea what is was, now I do!! Thanks for sharing.

9 Aug, 2022

 

:o))

10 Aug, 2022

 

Fabulous capture Shirley

22 Aug, 2022

 

Julia, I'm so pleased it stayed there long enough for me to take a photo ... :o)

23 Aug, 2022



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