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    Marmalade Hoverfly.

    They were very late this year but when they finally arrived, we were inundated.

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    Marmalade Hoverfly.

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    Re: Marmalade Hoverfly.

    Wow! gorgeous detail

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    Re: Marmalade Hoverfly.

    Yes, John, they were late arriving for me as well. Usually they are an early Spring species. Some years, I have even found the odd ones during mild spells in February!

    But I'm still only seeing one or two a day where I live.

    Syrphus have just started appearing in better numbers, but so many common species have been scarce this year.

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    Re: Marmalade Hoverfly.

    Thanks Christina.

    Geoff, we have planted quite a few Margaritas this year and the whole area is really busy. I think yours must have come to us for the summer. Not much else though. Apart from Whites large and small, there has been a real dearth of butterflies. A few Meadow Browns and Common Blues earlier in the year at our local reserve and that's about it. Even the buddleia is looking lonely.

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    Beauty Beyond my power of appreciation

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    Re: Marmalade Hoverfly.

    Certainly slow starting for butterflies this year, John. But they have recently picked up in numbers and species at a couple of sites which I regularly visit.

    And of course, the whites have discovered my Brussels Sprouts!

    Incidentally, a few male Episyrphus have just appeared today. They seem to be desperately searching for females.

    And a couple of other interesting species which I have added to the Post Your Insects thread.

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