hoverfly feeding from a bluebell

Hoverfly or wasp

Just as the lovely sunny weather disappears here in the UK, I decide to write a piece about a  garden visitor which is very common on warm summer days!

Today I thought I would share a recent photograph I captured of a Hoverfly. This little guy was resting on the bluebell flowers and feeding on the pollen.

Hoverfly feeding from a bluebell flower
Hoverfly feeding from a bluebell flower

These flying friends are often confused with wasps, but there are some distinct differences.  Hoverflies have shorter antenna and more rounded heads than wasps. They also don’t sting. For more information on these differences I found a very informative article here.

 

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