|Marmalade hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus, on hairy St. John's wort, Hypericum hirsutum,|
on Orchis Bank, Downe. 25 June 2011.
I took lots of photos of this species in 2011. It seems to go for yellow flowers, which it sets off beautifully, and I also often saw it hovering in woodland clearings.
Here is a male on a flower of Bristly Oxtongue on one of my favourite locations, the border of the Hayes Station car park.
|Marmalade hoverfly, Episyrpus balteatus, male, on a flower of Bristly Oxtongue, Picris echioides,|
at the edge of Hayes Station car park, 26 July 2011.