Tag Archives: Hoverflies

Wordless Wednesday – The considerable allure of teasel

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Some fun: Learning to count with hoverflies

Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) belong to a large family of flies. They are true flies, with only one pair of wings (wasps and bees have two pairs). Hovering is a speciality, with the head of the insect remaining completely still whilst … Continue reading

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