Bee aware that Eristalis pertinax is not a bee, it’s a hoverfly – also known as a drone-fly.

Sunrise 05.18 am   Sunset: 08.54 pm

Eristalis pertinax is a European hoverfly. Like Eristalis tenax, the larva of E. pertinax is a rat-tailed maggot and lives in drainage ditches, pools around manure piles, sewage, and similar places containing water badly polluted with organic matter.

IMG_819812TH MAY 2013A IMG_821711TH MAY 2013A

3 Comments on “Bee aware that Eristalis pertinax is not a bee, it’s a hoverfly – also known as a drone-fly.

  1. I have seen and photographed one of these last year I think.

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