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Lady Marmalade

This is the female marmalade hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus. We have a lot of these tiny hoverflies visiting the garden throughout the warmer months, hovering from one bloom to another in their black and yellow jackets.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
2 years ago

Did you take this photo, Carrie? If so, you are a very accomplished photographer. And you even know the Latin name for the insect! Impressive.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
2 years ago

I love it. And thank you for sharing such informative information, Carrie. I learn a lot from you.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
2 years ago

Carrie, is that brown spot on the hover flies head, its eyes? If so why is it so huge?

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
2 years ago

This image is delicately wonderful. I also like how you have identified it. I have no idea how you managed to do it, but it really adds to your description. I also like how you described them as having ‘black and yellow jackets’.

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