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Eristalis tenax is a European hoverfly, known as drone fly because of its resemblance to drone honeybees. It is a significant pollinator and common visitors to flowers in late summer and autumn.
Damp meadow at forest edge, alt. 1300m ASL.
The flower is a Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis. One of the last insects still active in this area at the time of spotting.
Spotted on Oct 6, 2014
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014
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