Hoverfly - Volucella Pellucens
Taken at Lochwinnoch on 1st August 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Hoverfly - Volucella Pellucens.
Species:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A.
Volucella pellucens.
Diptera.
Syrphidae.
Pellucid Fly
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Length:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
The young and dead adults of the common wasp.
Pollen/Nectar.
15 - 16 mm.
Forrests.
May - October.
The female enters the nests of the common wasp and lays her eggs. The hosts do not appear to register her presence as she makes her way into the otherwise well-guarded nest entrance. The V. pellucens larvae then
feed on the hosts' young and dead adults.