Friday, 3 October 2014

Hornet Hoverfly

This year seems to be the best yet for Hornet Hoverflies, Volucella zonaria, in Northants. This is the UK's largest hoverfly. The first record I received was of one at Pitsford Reservoir's Holcot Lodge on 16th July. I have also had records from Barnes Meadow, Lings Wood and Kingsthorpe in Northampton, Finedon Callybanks and Sulby. Pete Sharpe took one in his Kingsthorpe garden and brought it along for me to photograph before it flew off.

Volucella zonaria (c) John Showers

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