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Common ragwort

Observed: 26th September 2011 By: gb5636
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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common ragwort

Saw these insects feeding on this flower this morning, are they storing up for winter?

Species interactions

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Species with which Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) interacts


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They are hoverflies of the genus Eristalis, and look like the large Eristalis tenax. They are seen quite late in the year, and some do survive the winter to be seen in early spring.


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common ragwort

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