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Hoverfly (Myatropa florea)


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A very common European and North African species of hoverfly. It can be seen on flowers from May to September. It is a large hoverfly yellow, with two light bands to the thorax, interrupted with a black central smudge. It can be very variable in size, shape and colour.
Its Larvae feed on bacteria in organic waterlogged detritus, often in ols wet tree stumps. Picture taken at Bromham Nature Reserve 25/5/12

1st Jun 2012 by Diane Earl

Biology, Environmental Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Bromham Nature Reserve
Source: 25/5/12

insect hoverfly

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