OOO
t

25/07/2009


my photo

HOVERFLY

A Hoverfly supplementing its diet with fennel nectar, and aiding pollination too.

A Hoverfly will lay its eggs where aphids have become established. The eggs hatch into larvae, which in turn eat the aphids.

To look upon as a garden friend.
u

12 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Louise, this is really a gorgeous photo -- that bee looks like a gem with the way the light is bouncing off it.

Simone said...

A very useful friend indeed!x

Flighty said...

I see lots on the plot! xx

Suburbia said...

I wonder what he's up to today, it's pouring with rain here, it must be a tough day for flying!

kcjewel said...

this is a wonderful photograph. i could use some of those aphid eating "friends"!

Lori at Jarvis House said...

What a sweet insect. I wonder if they live here on Long Island. We are having a problem with honey bees, and I was afraid that I wouldn't get any holly berries or other berries. Maybe Hoverflies do the same job.

Simone said...

Hello Louise! The spider in my Mutant Trees blog is a flower crab spider. They are generally white but can change colour slightly to blend in with the flower that they live in. They lie in wait and eat bees and other unsuspecting insects as they enter the flower. The spider was about as large as my last photo. x

Amanda and Tim said...

What a perfect picture x

Becky said...

Such a clear photo. Great.

sweetmyrtle said...

great shot x

Sal said...

I love your patch!
Have a good weekend ;-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo. I like hoverflies and there seem to be a lot around at the minute.....