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Happisbirder

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here are a few from my garden/house... I think that the first one is Palloptera muliebris I haven't noticed one before. No idea what the second one is so would be very interested if anyone does know. My attempts to get a hoverfly flight shot continue, this is the best so far, I'll keep trying.

Your second shot appears to be an adult Froghopper; it's what the tiny yellowish creatures that live within 'cuckoo spit' transform into. This unfortunate one has mites attached...

James
 

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Your second shot appears to be an adult Froghopper; it's what the tiny yellowish creatures that live within 'cuckoo spit' transform into. This unfortunate one has mites attached...

James

hi James

thanks for the info, I will look in the garden later and try and find a healthy one.
 

ChrisBish

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This blue-eyed fly was in my kitchen yesterday. Having done a quick search, I believe it to be Chrysops relictus, but if anyone knows any different, please let me know!
 

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Dave_A

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here are a few from my garden/house... I think that the first one is Palloptera muliebris I haven't noticed one before. No idea what the second one is so would be very interested if anyone does know. My attempts to get a hoverfly flight shot continue, this is the best so far, I'll keep trying.

FYI
Your hoverfly is Episyrphus balteatus (marmalade hoverfly)
 

ChrisBish

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First glance suggests not I'm afraid Chris.

Pat

No worries, although it looks very similar, allowing for different lighting effects (but I'm barely a novice lol). Can anyone help with an id? It was the biggest hoverfly I've ever seen! (unless it's not a hoverfly at all!).
 

ChrisBish

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The first 2 photos were taken in my garden yesterday, the other photo at Queen's Hills today. Anyone able to id them, particularly the third one?
 

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HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Heliophilus pendulus
Episyphus balteus
Volucella pellucens

(apologies if I get the spelling wrong on any of those - my latin's rusty)
 

Stratton Birder

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Two very large representatives of different families of flies seen today. A Vollucella zonaria hover-fly was in Gt Yarmouth cemetery and a Tabanus sudeticus horse-fly was at Cantley BF.
 

ChrisBish

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Can anyone identify this 'hopper for me, which I nearly trod on in my garden today? I had a look online and found a couple of pics of Slender Groundhopper which seemed pretty close but I'm not convinced...
 

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James Emerson

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It certainly looks like one of the groundhoppers (either Common or Slender). Could the pale bits be parts of shed skin?

Can anyone identify this 'hopper for me, which I nearly trod on in my garden today? I had a look online and found a couple of pics of Slender Groundhopper which seemed pretty close but I'm not convinced...
 

ChrisBish

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It certainly looks like one of the groundhoppers (either Common or Slender). Could the pale bits be parts of shed skin?

Hi James,

I guess it could be shed skin but I would've thought the pattern was too symmetrical for this, as this view from above shows. I don't know much about 'hoppers though, skin shedding or otherwise!

Chris
 

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