This blog is primarily concerned with hoverflies but with the arrival of the migrant Clouded Yellow Butterfly on the 8th August I thought I should record it here.
The upper wing is very striking with its bright bright yell bordered by Black, the unfortunate bit is that you only seem to see the colours fleetingly in flight, I’ve never seen one settled with its wings flat so heres a shot taken of one in flight.
Now on with the main business
Apparently there are some 281 different hoverflies recorded in Great Britiain, at Wimpole I think I’ve got up to about 20’ish but I’m sure there are many more. With some its very difficult to differentiate and to identify them without microscopic examination, sometimes of their genitalia ! Not having a microscope I haven’t bothered, so some of them named by me could be wrong. If…
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