Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sun Fly

The Sun Fly is a type of hoverfly - one of the most common that we see. It's similar to the Marmalade fly but the stripey thorax is the key difference.
Good guys; their larvae eat aphids and the adults are excellent pollinators.

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