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Hoverflies and tiny beetles

Observed: 28th July 2011 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hoverflies and tiny beetles, Little Paxton, 2011-07-28 001
Hoverflies and tiny beetles, Little Paxton, 2011-07-28 001 1
Description:

I don't recognise the beetles at all; and I'm not to certain about which hoverflies these are, either.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) interacts

Comments

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Two Marmalade plus one other

The two main flies are the marmalde Hover the other is another species

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Syrphus

The third hoverfly is one of the Syrphus species, but you cannot go further from the photo.

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