Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)

Marmalade Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus

Marmalade Hoverfly – Episyrphus balteatus

Marmalade flies often form dense migratory swarms that may cause panic among people who might think they are wasps. It is among the very few species of flies capable of crushing and eating pollen grains.

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3 Responses to Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)

  1. Anne says:

    Interesting livery!

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  2. David says:

    Very nice exceptionally clear shot.

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  3. Sherry Felix says:

    I photograph some species of Syrphidae here too.

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