Busy, busy, busy

Busy, busy, busy

Hoverfly/flower fly busy feeding on the pollen from a Zantedeschia Aethiopica (Calla lily); hoverflies are masters of disguise, many have black and yellow stripes to mimic wasps and bees, there are even furry bumblebee mimics. If you see a wasp or bee hovering, or investigating a flower take a closer look because you may be watching a fly, and they are one of the few kinds of insects that can digest pollen! There has been over 250 different species of hoverfly recorded in the UK, but only 40 or so of them are commonly seen.

Picture taken with a monopod mounted Canon 400D with Canon 300L F/4.0 IS lens with added Canon 2x converter extension tubes.

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