Wild Pollinators

Now that things are finally warming up a little we are beginning to see a few more wild pollinators in and around the garden. This one is a hoverfly. I had at first mistaken it for a bee but it was pointed out to me that it had only one pair of wings. In addition, hoverflies tend to have much bigger compound eyes than bees. Many of them are hard to tell apart. This one is a species of Eristalis.

Hoverfly - Eristalis species

Hoverfly – Eristalis species on Lesser celandine

 

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