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


In The Pink

Thick-legged Hoverfly Syritta pipiens

Thick-legged Hoverfly (Syritta pipiens), on rose.


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.


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