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Hovering insect

Observed: 10th April 2011 By: Fred DawsonFred Dawson’s reputation in InvertebratesFred Dawson’s reputation in Invertebrates

Some wahtlike a fluffy bee, long tube poiting forward from the head. Behaves like a hoverfly flying away and returning to the same spot to hover.
Observed on a warm sunny afternoon

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I have observed the same fly

I have observed the same fly in my garden only this morning, flitting from flower too flower, amazing flyer

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Amazing flier

...Amazing photo. I have tried to photograph these in flight and autofocus gets confused with the background. To capture this in flight, and well focussed to boot is certainly no mean feat.

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