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Old Monday 30th April 2012, 07:55   #476
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Old Friday 6th July 2012, 09:02   #477
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Photographed this hover fly yesterday, is it dasysyrphus albostriatus.
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Old Monday 9th July 2012, 12:59   #478
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Another 'thingie' I photographed while "just rummaging around". Any ideas?

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Another 'thingie' I photographed while "just rummaging around". Any ideas?

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Maybe Eupeodes corollae
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At Kelling Quag yesterday, I found a stonking Volucella zonaria on hogweed - an absolutely massive beast and extremely convincing as a hornet mimic. It was the day's highlight.
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At Kelling Quag yesterday, I found a stonking Volucella zonaria on hogweed - an absolutely massive beast and extremely convincing as a hornet mimic. It was the day's highlight.
By sheer coincidence I was looking for an ID confirmation on just such a beast that I found in the garden yesterday! Photo here...
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Photographed these in the garden today, not seen this particular hoverfly in the garden till today they seem to like just the one plant, could someone please id it for me, thanks in advance.
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Photographed these in the garden today, not seen this particular hoverfly in the garden till today they seem to like just the one plant, could someone please id it for me, thanks in advance.
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It's one of the smaller Eristalis species.
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Old Friday 10th August 2012, 11:32   #484
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Hi all,

Took these two shots in my Derbyshire Garden yesterday... After reading this thread my guess is Eristalis tenax but can someone confirm or put me right!

These insects vastly increased in the last couple of days from virtually none to good numbers... I'm guessing they have had a emergence in the last day or so.

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Old Wednesday 7th November 2012, 12:56   #485
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Not sure what this is ..Crete, Greece

This may be on the wrong thread, a hover fly or a Blow Fly I can't find anything in my book that resembles it, any suggestions !
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Old Wednesday 7th November 2012, 19:20   #486
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Another view if it helps
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Looks like a tachinid to me.
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Old Wednesday 7th November 2012, 19:39   #488
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Looks like a tachinid to me.
Thanks very much, just googled Tachina fera maybe ? it looks similar
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Thanks very much, just googled Tachina fera maybe ? it looks similar

I thought it may be that species but not sure what species are in Crete.
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