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Hornet

Observed: 22nd August 2012 By: Bev
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Hornet
Description:

Large wasp-like insect with distinctive markings. Much larger than a wasp, which was why I spotted it from across the garden!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hover Fly (Volucella zonaria) interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Hornet mimic

A Hornet mimic hover fly.

Rose's picture

Hornet hoverfly survey

You can see yours is a female Hornet Hoverfly- Eyes are clearly separated by a yellow stripe (Male Eyes meet at the top no separation)
Buglife are doing Hornet hoverfly survey it’s a really quick form to fill In.
http://www.buglife.org.uk/getinvolved/surveys/Hornet+hoverfly+survey

Rose

corylus's picture

Just done the survey thanks to Rose

Ispot has confirmed my Id .Chinery book did not mention female yellow stripe so I was uncertain til I saw this Id,thank you all, will now submit mine.

Hazel Trevan

Bev's picture

Hornet hoverfly survey

Hi Rose
Sorry for the dealy - been on holiday! Thanks for the ID and I have just completed the survey.
Bev