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Lack of Hoverflies (1 Viewer)


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Until a couple of days ago I would have agreed with your observation.

Yesterday we went to Kew Gardens + the flowers seemed alive with Episyrphus balteatus, a few Myathropa florea + some smaller Eristalis spp. Geting home I also noticed what seemed to have been an influx of Episyrphus into the garden (more than I have seen for at least 3 years)- 1 providing a meal for a Misumena vatia on a Scabious flower. Today have seen quite a few too- I suspect many are immigrants.

paul Robinson

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Been thinking the very same thing in Dublin the last few weeks. We had loads last year in the garden and am only starting to see a few now. The cold winter maybe?


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I have plenty in my garden in the West Midlands. They are attracted to the Buddleias and Vipers Bugloss in my garden along with various Bee species.
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