Sun Fly


Helophilus pendulus – I have seen a couple of these hoverflies around the garden pond today, buzzing around, and almost like they are chasing one another before settling down on the plants, and then off they would go again, then settling on a rock this time … and off again with boundless energy. This is a male of the species, and the only shot I got before it was off again!


Sun Fly Helophilus pendulus male

© Peter Hillman ♦ 25th April 2020 ♦Rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


Return of The Sun Fly

Sun Fly Helophilus pendulus

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Sun Fly Helophilus pendulus resting on a stone on the edge of my garden pond. May 2018, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman Sigma 18-300mm.

 

Nature’s Way

Sun Fly Helophilus pendulus mating


Sun Fly (Helophilus pendulus) mating, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.

The Sun Fly Returns

Sun Fly Helophilus pendulus

The hoverfly, Sun Fly (Helophilus pendulus), is back and landing on rocks around my garden pond. It appears it may well be a regular visitor.

Sun Fly Helophilus pendulus


May 2017, Staffordshire, England.