Hoverfly: Leucozona lucorum | Nature Notes from Dorset

Leucozona lucorum, is, to my eye at least, an attractive fly. It seems some people find flies repulsive and dismiss them as dirty and ugly but that is unfair. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course, but surely all living creatures should really be worthy of our respect and, in some cases, our admiration albeit based on human values!
The orange/brown thorax and two banded cream/black abdomen of this species make it readily identifiable. Add to that its preferred habitat of woodland rides and edges as well as wooded hedgerows where it feeds on pollen from spring flowers 

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