Hoverflies may tend to mimic beasts that sting but they are an altogether more likeable bunch, IMHO. They come in an array of patterns and sizes and we’ve grown to love them. Our Hover-fly collection seems to be just about enough for a dedicated page, now, so here they are.

I’ve given up trying to follow a book sequence because I have trouble finding particular species in what sometimes appears to be a random sequence. So, in this case I’m using alphabetical sequence of binomial name.

Cheilosia sp. Cheilosia illustrata
Chrysotoxum cautum Chrysotoxum festivum
Dasysyrphus albostriatus
Epistrophe eligans Episyrphus balteatus
Eristalis arbustorum Eristalis nemorum
Eristalis pertinax Eristalis tenax
Eupeodes corollae Eupeodes luniger
Helophilus pendulus Helophilus trivittatus
Leucozona lucorum
Melangyna cincta Melangyna sp.
Melanostoma scalare Meliscaeva cinctella Merodon equestris
Myathropa florea
Pipiza sp. Platycheirus sp. Platycheirus rosarum
Rhingia campestris Sericomyia lappona Sphaerophoria scripta
Syrphus ribesii Syrphus sp.
Volucella bombylans Volucella inanis Volucella pellucens
Xanthogramma citrofasciatum Xanthogramma pedisequum

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