|Episyrphus balteatus (Marmalade Fly)|
I gather this is a common Hoverfly
in the UK. The twin stripes (one large, one small) make identification relatively straight forward. This tiny insect was sucking nectar in a white Pelargonium in the garden this morning. I gather it eats aphids ... there are a lot of Blackfly on the nearby nasturtiums!
|Grown from seed ... Nasturtium, adding a splash of colour ... and home for Blackfly ...|
|... and the Leaf Miner! (Click here and scroll down just a little ... amazing photos of Leaf Miner) |
wow, what a colourful hoverfly! I saw a lot of different hoverflies today but certainly have never seen one of those!
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