Rhyngia campestris

Rhyngia campestris

Observation - Rhyngia campestris - UK and Ireland. Description: Small hoverfly feeding actively on the last our garden Buddleja flowers. This one landed on a leaf within range of the camera and proceeded to clean each leg in turn and then its head. Fascinated to see that its massive feeding proboscis would fold up ne

Small hoverfly feeding actively on the last our garden Buddleja flowers. This one landed on a leaf within range of the camera and proceeded to clean each leg in turn and then its head. Fascinated to see that its massive feeding proboscis would fold up neatly into its hollow rostrum.