Hoverfly

Hoverflies love this fine weather we’ve had recently. It’s difficult to get a good shot when they’re hovering, but later in the afternoon they often settle for a bit of sunbathing, on a fence, or in this case by the pond.

hoverfly

Press keys ctrl + to see closer up.

This one conveniently turned around to give a frontal view of those big eyes.

hoverfly front

According to Wikipedia there are thousands of species of hoverfly. Many feed on nectar and pollen, as I think these do. Others feed on aphids. They are generally beneficial in the garden.

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