Hoverfly: Leucozona laternaria | Nature Notes from Dorset

This rather smart little hoverfly, Leucozona laternaria, is like its cousins in the Leucozona family and is a species of woodlands. It frequents woodland rides in mid-summer feasting on pollen from umbellifer flowers such as hogweed and wild angelica. 
This species is quite similar to Leucozona glauca and is found in similar habitat and glauca is, perhaps, more common on the western side of England. There are differences between the two but you need a good reference book if you want to make any progress with hoverflies

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