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Welcome to the Hoverfly Recording Scheme

The hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) are a family of attractive and familiar flies that we all see visiting flowers. Gardeners welcome them because many of the black-and-yellow striped species have larvae which prey on greenfly and bacause of their important role in pollination.

The National Recording Scheme, launched in 1976, aims to collate information about their ecology and distribution.

On this web site you can find:

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Xylota segnis by stuart

Xylota segnis Photograph by Roger Key
Posted by stuart

List of hoverflies for your postcode
Enter the first part of your postcode:   
For example, if your postcode is "AA3 1YZ", you should enter "AA3".

Announcement: Britain's Hoverflies - NOW AVAILABLE!
Posted: Roger K.A. Morris @ Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:28 pm
The WildGuide "Britain's Hoverflies" covers 165 species in detail representing all 70 of the British genera. The species accounts include maps, phenology diagrams and field photos. There are colour photos throughout, including close-ups of key characters to help distinguish them from close relatives. In total, the 296 page book features 573 photos from 56 photographers. A "must have" companion to Stubbs & Falk!

It has been re-printed and the second edition is somehwhat more comprehensive.

We no longer hold a stock and recommend that other internet sources are used.

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