Autumn Air Still Buzzing

Eristalis intricarius

On my walk to the local Beech wood this afternoon I passed some ivy in bloom on a roadside verge, and was quite amazed at how many hoverflies were busying themselves feeding of the sweet nectar and pollen.

I was also taken how the autumn sunlight appeared to make their colours richer.

Eristalis intricarius

They were that busy hovering around from flower to flower they were quite tricky to photograph.

Eristalis intricarius


Drone Fly Eristalis tenax. Local roadside verge, Staffordshire, England. October 2016.

10 thoughts on “Autumn Air Still Buzzing

    1. Thank you, Vicki 🙂 It is a fly which mimics a bee, a hoverfly. A clever adaptation so would be predators would fear a sting if it was attacked. The thing is they don’t even possess a sting, but the look and threat is enough 🙂

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