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Friday, 2 May 2014

Baccha Again - Baccha elongata - A Hoverfly

The Hovers are back - Baccha elongata

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Baccha elongata is a species of hoverfly (or flower fly) in the genus Baccha. The long, very slender body of this hoverfly is unmistakabe one of the smaller hoverflies the wing length is around 4.5 to 8 mm.easily overlooked due to its unobtrusive nature

Larvae are predatory though there seems to be a preference for a variety of different ground-layer aphids.

This species overwinters as a larva and can be seen on the wing from spring until autumn. Generally it can be found in shady places low to the ground in woodlands and along hedgerows.

ALSO present

Syritta pipiens
Melanostome mellinum
Eristalis pertinax
Eristalis tenax
Leuconazona lucorum

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