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Hoverfly: Leucozona laternaria

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Hoverfly: Leucozona laternaria

This rather smart little hoverfly, Leucozona laternaria, is like its cousins in the Leucozona family and is a species of woodlands. It frequents woodland rides in mid-summer feasting on pollen from umbellifer flowers such as hogweed and wild angelica. 

This species is quite similar to Leucozona glauca and is found in similar habitat and glauca is, perhaps, more common on the western side of England. There are differences between the two but you need a good reference book if you want to make any progress with hoverflies and there is no better reference book that 'Britain's Hoverflies' by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris, two of the country's eminent authorities on hoverflies.

You do not have to get in too deep however, you can just look at and admire these wonderful little insects both for their colourful markings and their wonderful aeronautical skills.


 

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This nature note was written by ----> Peter Orchard
This nature nore was written ----> 1 year 11 months ago

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