Very determined fly that appeared to be trying to lay eggs into bags of hen manure.
No interactions present.
It should be Myathropa florea, best change it.
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the print is too small in the id book for me to be confident in copying it. I better get better glasses!
Let iSpot do it for you and it will eliminate the chance of a mistake. Just start typing Myathr..... and it will give you options from a drop down, just select the correct one.
I have made mistakes in the past by cutting and pasting mis-spelt names.
Interesting images. The question of hoverfly ovipositors hadn't been in my mind until now. Thanks.
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