Hoverflies to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Eristalis horticola

Eristalis horticola, hoverfly adult

Adult found on white umbelliferous flowers

Larva aquatic

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Chrysotoxum arcuatum

Chrysotoxum arcuatum, adult hoverfly

Adults fly May - September.

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Criorhina berberina

Criorhina berberina

On flowers in sunny spots in woods, fields and gardens.

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Sericomyia silentis

Sericomyia silentis, adult hover fly

Hoverfly with rat-tailed maggot larvae.

Found in peaty acidic areas

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Volucella pellucens

Volucella pellucens

Volucella pellucens, above, is usually found in woodland, but will occasionally be found in gardens near woods. Males tend to hover at or a metre or two above head height. The adult body length is 13 - 17 mm, and wing length 10 -15 mm.

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Syrphidae, hover fly larva

hoverfly larva

Terrestrial larvae often found near aphids - their food, but there are also aquatic species.

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