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.
As I tend increasingly to do with such things, my sequence is not random but follows that of the species accounts within a publication, in this case Britain’s Hoverflies (Ball and Morris), a WILDGuide.
|Bacchini (tribe)||Melanostoma||Platycheirus||Chrysotoxum festivum||Chrysotoxum cautum|
|Xanthogramma pedissequum||Sphaerophoria scripta||Eupeodes luniger||Eupeodes corollae||Melangyna|
|Meliscaeva cinctella||Episyrphus balteatus||Syrphus||Rhingia campestris|
|Eristalis pertinax||Eristalis||Myathropa florea||Helophilus pendulus||Sericomyia lappona|
|Volucella pellucens||Volucella inanis|