Playing Hide & Seek

This Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax) was quite comical to observe, because it really was quite a shy fly. It was basking on a leaf near my pond, and as I neared it instead of flying off like they do most of the time it crawled behind the leaf and peered out at me. When I... Continue Reading →

Flie Having Fun In The Shade

Click to enlarge ... click again to enlarge even more so and scroll up and down and marvel - as I have - at the intricacies of nature's design, the power and the beauty even in humble flies... July 2019, local field, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Green & Bronze

Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … Meet Lucilia sericata, a  brighly polished-looking fly. This one has rather tattered wings. June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Not For The Fain-Hearted

Feeding time with Calliphora vicina  - Bluebottle Fly. You can see why you don't want them landing in your sugar bowl! Do not click and click again to enlarge! June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Feeding Time

Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … Bluebottle Fly Calliphora vicina June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

What It’s Not

... well it's not a Red-tailed Bumblebee which it is trying to mimic. It is a hoverfly called the Narcissus Bulb Fly Merodon equestris, also known as the Greater Bulb Fly. It knew the rain was on its way and had found a cosy covering under some spindle leaves. Click and click again on the... Continue Reading →

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