Hoverfly - Sun Fly
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 24th June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens.
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Hoverfly - Sun Fly

Taken at Balgray Reservoir on 23rd September 2018 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File


Taken at Baron's Haugh on 19th August 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Hoverfly - Sun Fly.
Species:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A.
Helophilus pendulus.
Diptera.
Syrphidae.
The Footballer ( Due to it's stripy thorax )
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Animal and leaf waste.
Pollen/Nectar
8.5 - 11.25 mm.
Muddy puddles, wet ditches and ponds.
April - November.
 Its scientific name means "dangling marsh-lover" (from Greek helo-, "marsh", -phil, "love", Latin pend-, "hang"). It's common name 'Sun Fly' is probably based on a mis-reading of helo- as helio-. Sun