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Here's Looking At You, Kid.

It's about time I put some more of my wildlife photos on this site.

Not a lot to say about this, it's a hoverfly feasting on hogweed nectar. Despite many of them mimicing wasps and bees, hoverflies are harmless nectar feeders, an example of batesian mimicry, where a harmless freeloader pretends to be a harmful species.  Their larvae are voracious predators on aphids and the like - gardeners should love their hoverflies. They are often to be seen on umbellifers, like hogweed, which group many small flowers to provide a 'landing pad' for pollinating insects.


Hoverfly on Hogweed


Hoverfly still on hogweed showing