Monday 2 August 2021

Hoverflies on Teasels

 I noticed today in Craiglockart Dell along the Water of Leith that the teasels were literally buzzing with bees and hoverflies. Almost all the hoverflies were Epistrophe grossulariae (which as far as I know doesn't have a common name). These two posed nicely for me: 

Today I was also delighted to receive my copy of Britain's Hoverflies, which I finally got round to ordering a few days ago! It looks to be an excellent guide to this interesting group of insects. 

Britain's Hoverflies: A Field Guide - Revised and Updated Second Edition - WILDGuides of Britain & Europe (Paperback)


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sometimes I can't believe how much I don't know. (and how much you do!) I do understand how lovely it must have been out in that meadow with the buzzing in the sunshine.

Lowcarb team member said...

That's a great photograph.
Enjoy your new book.

Happy August Wishes.

All the best Jan

Jeff said...

I'm sure I couldn't tell the differences between a bee and a overfly!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Sallie, it's always lovely t be surrounded by hoverflies and bees!

Thanks Lowcarb.

Jeff - it's tricky at first, but once you get your eye in it becomes easier.

RG said...

Teasel is all dry here now. People are collecting some for winter decorations and centerpieces.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi RG yes teasel makes a lovely decoration