Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hoverfly (Helophilus pendulus)

Hoverfly Helophilus pendulus
Spent an evening at the local 'insect patch', if you've not already gathered, this reserve is fantastic for insects. The photograph above is of the Helophilus pendulus hoverfly. This hoverfly is one of the 4 commonest hoverflies which are all related. They can be distinguised by having a yellow and black striped thorax and their pale hind tibia.

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a gorgeous photo!

thank you for stopping in today and leaving a comment!

Weekend-Windup said...

Lovely shot, perfect timing...

holdingmoments said...

Good catch Anna.
I always have trouble with insect ID's; even with plenty of books to help me. lol

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Ana,
Wonderful shot!! Great to see the lines on the wings of the bee.
Beautiful on that flower with the bright purple colors.

Greetings, Marco

Claudia said...

Beautiful capture!

Have a lovely week.