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  Topic: I've lost the plot
yorkie in fod

Replies: 2
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PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:43 pm   Subject: I've lost the plot
I also caught a female of this this species on a sunny day very early this year - 8th April, in Clanna Woods, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire - and I haven't seen one (or any other Eupeodes) since the ...
  Topic: Eumerus species?
yorkie in fod

Replies: 3
Views: 4569

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:51 am   Subject: Eumerus species?
Hi Gail

This is a photo of a female Syritta pipiens.

Regards

Yorkie
  Topic: Volucella bombylans
yorkie in fod

Replies: 3
Views: 4226

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:49 am   Subject: Volucella bombylans
Hi Gail

This one is Merodon equestris.

Regards

Yorkie
  Topic: Volucella bombylans female
yorkie in fod

Replies: 2
Views: 3995

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:44 am   Subject: Volucella bombylans female
Hi Gail

Yes, a female V. bombylans - nice photo!

Yorkie
  Topic: Volucella bombylans
yorkie in fod

Replies: 3
Views: 3733

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:42 am   Subject: Volucella bombylans
Hi Gail

I think this is a male Cheilosia illustrata.

Yorkie
  Topic: Baccha elongata
yorkie in fod

Replies: 1
Views: 5984

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:43 pm   Subject: Baccha elongata
There are still plenty of hoverflies in my home patch, the Forest of Dean. Today, 8th September, I caught this female Baccha elongata at SO618066, photographed it at home and released it.

Yorkie
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  Topic: Another Didea
yorkie in fod

Replies: 0
Views: 4693

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:25 am   Subject: Another Didea
Having posted my first ever Didea sighting (D. intermedia) earlier this week, 4 days later and less than half a mile away, I caught up with the more common D. fasciata. It was seen in the Forest of D ...
  Topic: Didea
yorkie in fod

Replies: 2
Views: 6650

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:26 am   Subject: Didea
I found the this hoverfly on fleabane flowers to the north of Mallard's Pike lakes in the Forest of Dean at SO639103 on 26th August 2013.

Despite it being far from it's known UK locations I initial ...
  Topic: Platycheirus granditarsus
yorkie in fod

Replies: 4
Views: 7054

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:13 pm   Subject: Platycheirus granditarsus
Thanks for the 2 replies.

Yes, I was very close to the water on the grassy and flowery dam at the end of the lake, which is in woodland. It's an area I've visited several times before but, as I ...
  Topic: Platycheirus granditarsus
yorkie in fod

Replies: 4
Views: 7054

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:29 am   Subject: Platycheirus granditarsus
I see in the field guides that this is a widespread and common species, so I'm unsure why it has taken so long for me to see my first, a male, yesterday, 20th August, at Clanna Woods and Ponds, W. Glo ...
  Topic: Possible Volucella bombylans
yorkie in fod

Replies: 3
Views: 6690

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:23 am   Subject: Possible Volucella bombylans
Hi Cliff

The first 2 are female Eristalis intricaria. I'm less sure of the identity of the last individual - it looks as though it could be A. superbiens, but I've never seen that species myself s ...
  Topic: Sericomyia silentis
yorkie in fod

Replies: 3
Views: 4568

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:17 am   Subject: Sericomyia silentis
Hi Cliff

I've just returned from a week in the New Forest in early July and S. silentis were very much in evidence there, sightings everyday, and on one day I spotted 8 of them. Here in the Forest ...
  Topic: Merodon equestris?
yorkie in fod

Replies: 1
Views: 5029

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:20 pm   Subject: Merodon equestris?
I saw this hoverfly yesterday in Lydney, Forest of Dean and was confused for some time about its identity.

Now I'm thinking it may be Merodon equestris, but though I've seen this species several ti ...
  Topic: Chrysotoxum arcuatum
yorkie in fod

Replies: 0
Views: 2854

PostForum: Submit records   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:12 am   Subject: Chrysotoxum arcuatum
I caught and photographed this female C. arcuatum yesterday, 24th June, at Blakeney Straits, Forest of Dean, (SO655080). Looking at the maps, it's apparently at the western edge of it's range.

Yor ...
  Topic: E.balteatus migration
yorkie in fod

Replies: 6
Views: 9709

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:29 am   Subject: E.balteatus migration
Over the last 2 or 3 days here in the Forest of Dean, West Gloucs, I've seen S. vitripennis (4) and E. balteatus (9) for the first time this year, so if it is a migration they have reached this far we ...
 
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