An irregular blog of photos taken by me of insects and other natural history subjects on my travels around Yorkshire, Britain and Europe. Hopefully you'll find them useful in putting a name to your own specimens but always check your identifications with an expert.

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Front Garden - Saturday 18/04/09

In between a spot of DIY, I spotted this hoverfly holding territory against all comers in my small front garden. I have identified it, from other pics I took, as Eristalis pertinax. This common hoverfly is widely distributed and can be seen wherever there are suitable flowers.

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