Thick-legged Hoverfly

Syritta pipiens – This is a male. A small and slender species of hoverfly with large femora. The larva feeds on rotting material, like compost and manure. Double-click on image to enlarge.

Thick-legged Hoverfly Syritta pipiens

© Peter Hillman ♦ 16th May 2020 ♦ Rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

19 thoughts on “Thick-legged Hoverfly

  1. Such a diversity of genus for the hoverflies. I purchased a book, Field Guide to the FLower Flies of N.A., which includes the Syrphidae and we have over 900 species…not all in the book…and I see you have around 300. They are so varied and interesting. This is a fine shot and another with large femoras. Must be from the football playing genus. 🙂

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