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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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06 July, 2015

Hoverfly: Eupeodes luniger | Nature Notes from Dorset

Eupeodes luniger is a hoverfly that is predominantly black with yellow comma shaped markings on the abdomen. There are three very similar species but Eupeodes luniger is the most common and so I expect my photograph is of that species through sheer force of numbers. Common in the summer in open places such as meadows and verges it also inhabits gardens. It is also one of the earliest emerging species and can be seen as early as February in some places.  
This is a migratory species and in some years it can be more common than others 

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