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I was awake early this morning, so I took a brief stroll around the walled gardens before breakfast. I went armed with my macro lens, in search of insects to…

After a day in the city yesterday I got back to nature this morning, with a stroll through Hatfield Forest. The purpose of my walk was to finalise some shooting…

These are a fascinating group of insects. They belong to the family Syrphidae, a family within the order Diptera (true flies).

Hoverflies are a fascinating group of insects. They belong to the family Syrphidae, a family within the order Diptera (true flies).

There are over 200 species of hoverfly in the UK, with a wide range of appearances. All hoverflies belong in the family Syrphidae, and share the characteristic…

Although these brightly-coloured insects look like bees or wasps, they are in fact true flies and do not sting. There are about 250 different hoverfly species…

Although these brightly-coloured insects look like bees or wasps, they are in fact true flies and do not sting.

I got up a little earlier than usual today to take a stroll in the college walled gardens. There was plenty of insect life about already but many of the bugs…

Hoverfly, snapped whilst waiting for the Tour yesterday. I think it's probably a Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus, but I don't know that. As always…
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