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Welcome to the Hoverfly Recording Scheme

The hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) are a family of attractive and familiar flies that we all see visiting flowers. Gardeners welcome them because many of the black-and-yellow striped species have larvae which prey on greenfly and bacause of their important role in pollination.

The National Recording Scheme, launched in 1976, aims to collate information about their ecology and distribution.

On this web site you can find:

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Brachyopa scutellaris by Tony Irwin

Brachyopa scutellaris Male in Cringleford Woods, Norwich, 29 May 2006. Note the grey-dusted humeri - they are not always clear yellow in this species.
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Announcement: Britain's Hoverflies - NOW AVAILABLE!
Posted: Roger K.A. Morris @ Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:28 pm
The WildGuide "Britain's Hoverflies" covers 165 species in detail representing all 70 of the British genera. The species accounts include maps, phenology diagrams and field photos. There are colour photos throughout, including close-ups of...

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