Sunday, January 05, 2014

Episyrphus balteatus AKA Marmalade Fy

Came upon a series of this little elegant hover fly.whilst clearing my Sony A350 cache. 
They move like lightning and are only 10 mm long.
This one was deep into the Honeysuckle flowers and lingered long enough for me to get a series of shots. 
Also called "the marmalade fly" it is one of the most common in the gravel patch I call a garden.


After feeding it moved on the leaves and cleaned itself before flying off.
Pretty little fly and I am glad it consented to pose for a mini-series of pix.


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