Friday 19 August 2011

Fly ID

Three photos of various hover-types in the garden today. Any ideas please as to what species they are?


  1. 1st is Helophilus sp. The common one is pendulus but yours looks more like trivittatus (brighter yellow on abdomen).

    2nd is Eristalis pertinax, one of the 'drone flies'.

    3rd is Sphaerophoria sp - I think these need dissecting to be sure of the species.

  2. Thanks George. I get a few hover-flies in the garden, if I get a few more photos, I'll post them. Dave: can you imput onto MM please as I don't have this Taxa on my database.