Thursday, August 09, 2012

Young Orb spider repairing web
Female hover fly Episyrphus balteatus
The last couple of days I have noticed some small hover flies darting about. This morning one was flitting around by the everlasting sweet pea plants.I grabbed the A77 and the Tamron 90mm lens and managed to get a couple of pix. Turned out to be a Marmalade Hover fly. I had thought it might be a Platycheirus species until I saw the pic.
Trouble is they are so small until you see an enlargement you can't tell exactly what they are.
Quite a few Orb Spiders catching up on repairs by the cottoneaster bush.

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