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Monday, 1 June 2015

Hoverfly Parahelophilus sp A New Record

Female Parhelophilus sp. likely Parahelophilus sp frutetorum or versicolor

There are three very similar Parhelophilus species, all are compact and brightly coloured hoverflies, well covered in yellow hairs. Separation of the species needs careful and close examination.
Habitat Particularly alongside ponds and ditches. Flying April to October, peaking in June.

Parhelophilus frutetorum 8020



1 comment :

  1. Nice image, it's always a wonderful thing to find a new record for Cromwell.

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