Hoverfly - Volucella pellucens
Fact File
Taken at Strumpshaw Fens on 26th June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Taken at Baron's Haugh on 26th June 2017 Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

 
Hoverfly - Volucella_Pellucens.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Volucella_Pellucens.
Diptera.
Syrphidae.
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.