Pellucid Hoverfly

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.
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Credit: AnnMarie Jones
  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Caption: A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also know as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeds on a Devils Bit Scabious flower.
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Keywords: Animal, Arthropoda, Devils-bit Scabious, Flies, Flower, Insect, Invertebrata, Natural History, Plant
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Title: Pellucid Hoverfly

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