Syrphidae – Hoverflies

My garden safari was sparked by the realisation that, despite its small size there seemed to be a great variety of hoverflies.  Little did I know that there are, literally hundreds of hoverfly species in the UK alone and thousands worldwide. Nevertheless, my safari has begun and in July 2013 I had identified at least 13 species with many others not yet photographed.

The individual species pages are listed by scientific names as many do not have common names.

Footballer Hoverfly – Helophilus pendulus

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