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Sericomyia silentis hoverfly

Observed: 6th October 2012 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
Sericomyia silentis.061012
Description:

Superb large wasp-mimic hoverfly around the ivy flowers - my first garden record.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Jamie,I saw my first one of

Jamie,

I saw my first one of these today but failed to get the pic. I hadnt seen a hoverfly of this size before. Great picture above.

Cathal.

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Easiest pic of the day - it

Easiest pic of the day - it seemed to be doped out, maybe too much ivy nectar?

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Its a great image, I was

Its a great image, I was within a millisecond of pressing the button but there was one bit of vegetation in the way and I was straining a bit trying to hold it out of the way, it flew off and didnt stop. Theyre an impressive size.

Cathal.