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Leucozona laternaria

Observed: 24th July 2012 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Description:

Having a good year at a site where it is not common

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Leucozona laternaria and L. glaucia

Do you tend to see more of these hoverflies when the weather is wet? Stubbs and Falk refer to L. glaucia occurring in lush vegetation.

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Wet

I'm not sure. Certainly, I am seeing laternaria at this site much more...it's regular in one area where I never see it, usually. glaucia I rarely see there, as the site is dry heathland, really. At a nearby site in a spring-fed valley bottom, where I usually find glaucia a lot, I have not seen it yet this year! Difficult to see any patterns, really.

Ian
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