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Hoverfly Helophilus trivittatus - Buckinghamshire

Observed: 14th September 2013 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Helophilus trivittatus - Great Kimble-004
Helophilus trivittatus - Great Kimble-002
Helophilus trivittatus - Great Kimble-012
Helophilus trivittatus - Great Kimble-010

Saturday was fairly damp and gloomy and not really hoverfly-watching weather, but I noticed this Helophilus on flowers in the garden, and it looked somehow different. It turned out to be H. trivittatus, first time I've seen it in here, and the first time I've seen it anywhere since 1999. I guess the moral is that you should always watch out for unusual insects whatever the weather!

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