Sunday, December 11, 2011

November Hovers

November this year will be remembered for its very mild and dry weather. This meant that there was still a lot of insect activity in my garden, especially on the flowers of my Hedera colchica 'Paddy's pride' Ivy. This photograph was taken on 13/11/11 and shows a hoverfly from the Eupeodes group. I'm pretty sure the species is Eupeodes luniger as they can be found exceptionally early and late in the season, and is very common in south-east England.
The Ivy flowers were also attracting many wasps and several species of flies and really must go down as one of those must have plants for anyone interested in entomology.