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Volucella pellucens 2012-06-29

Observed: 29th June 2012 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Volucella pellucens 2012-06-29
Volucella pellucens 2012-06-29 (1)
Volucella pellucens 2012-06-29 (2)
Description:

Another 2012 memory

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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jeremyr's picture

tame

how come your flies are so tame? Do you have honey on your hands or something?

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Tame hoverflies

I do not always identify the flies in the field but take them home to check. Often when they are released they climb out of the container, have a wash and brush up, then take to the air. I take advantage of this brief period to take a photograph.

Keith

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wash & brush up

ah yes, I know about that, I think I thought yours had just been caught. I've noticed they'll pose and ready themselves on release but I very rarely have them walking about on my hand like yours

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