14 May 2017

Insect du jour

A common hoverfly, Syrphus ribesii. This is a female - the eyes don't meet across the top.

The larvae (caterpillars) feed on aphids, and the adults feed on nectar and pollen - doing the job of pollination as they go from plant to plant.

Photo taken in Regents Park, where I'm on a course called Trees and Bees this weekend.

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