Sunday, 11 August 2013

Volucella zonaria

A walk around Great Wood and Little Wood in Ravensden today was largely uninteresting but I did have my first encounter this year with the splendid hoverfly Volucella zonaria, this one being rather nicely marked. The "chestnut brown" markings referred to in the field guides are rather more orange in this beast, but I've decided that it isn't the rather similar Volucella inanis (hopefully correctly).

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