28 April 2011

Hoverflies now out in force

Xanthogramma citrofasciatum

Chrysotoxum cautum

Chrysotoxum bicinctum

Hoverfies have taken to the wing in force due to the fine weather. There have been 276 species recorded in the UK to date. Some of which are quite distinctive. The genus is under recorded in Glamorgan with only Barry and myself recording on a regular basis. Above are a few of the more colourful species.

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Very nice post Martyn. Great photos and certainly from my point of view, it is great to have a running commentary on what species to look out for and what's on the wing. I look forward to many more.