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Ramson's Hover Fly

Observed: 8th May 2012 By: chrisbrooks
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Ramson's Hover Fly
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ramson's Hover Fly (Portevinia maculata) interacts

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Portevinia

Nice photo. I find them tricky to photo because they are usually buried in the shade of a wood, or just in dappled light, which plays havoc with the exposure!

Still a couple of weeks before they emerge up here, normally.

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Portevinia

Thanks, how I've never seen them before is beyond me as they were quite obliging and fairly abundant. The sun came out at about 3pm and I think they were enjoying basking in it after the morning rain.

Are there any similar species that I should be wary of ?

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Similar

Not really anything similar to be honest. The habitat is the key, of course.

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