Pellucid Hoverfly

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A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower.

These large hoverflies (30mm wingspan) can be seen near wooded clearings & hedgerows. They are rather fond of bramble blossom.

A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feed here on a Devil's Bit Scabious flower.
A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower.

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