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Large hoverfly

Observed: 21st September 2013 By: anna_dudleyanna_dudley’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Large hoverfly on buddleia. Looks a bit like a Sericomyia sp. maybe?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hover Fly (Volucella zonaria) interacts

Comments

anna_dudley's picture

Thank you for the ID.

It's interesting that Wikipedia reckons it's only found in the south and south-east. Have they been moving north this year with the warm summer?

chrisbrooks's picture

Coventry

I see you are from Coventry, was it seen near there ? Unfortunately the location widget is not working on iSpot at the moment.

anna_dudley's picture

Location

Yes Chris, I saw it in Chapelfields, which is in the west of the city...

chrisbrooks's picture

Location

In which case NBN records show sightings in your area and even to the north of you.

anna_dudley's picture

Thanks Chris. I hadn't

Thanks Chris. I hadn't thought of looking on NBN.