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Eristalis pertinax


Large, stocky hoverfly. Similar in size and shape to a bee but totally harmless.


Flower meadows and gardens.


Also know as drone flies. They feed on pollen and nectar. Larvae are aquatic and are also known as rat-tailed maggots.

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 27, 2010
Submitted on Apr 28, 2011

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