Helophilus-pendulus

INSECT / TRUE FLY (DIPTERA) / HOVER FLIES (SYRPHIDAE)

Helophilus are a diverse genus of moderate to large hoverflies, that appear somewhat bee like. Larvae filter feed in organic rich water. All Helophilus adults have a distinctive lengthwise striped thorax and a transverse striped abdomen.

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All images Peter Drury unless otherwise stated.