17 August 2015

360 cafe

A patch of Rock Samphire next to the 360 Cafe on Swansea seafront was covered in hoverflies today; lots of Scaeva pyrastri and 1 S. selenitica, but best was the very striking Dune-fly Villa modesta, a species of short-tongued bee-fly.


Paul Tabor said...

very nice Barry can't say i've seen them before

Barry Stewart said...

Cheers Paul, I think Mike Clark has seen them at Kenfig and I know Ian Morgan has seen one at Pembrey, but it does seem to be a pretty scarce dune species.