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These three are often the first hoverflies seen in the springtime as they all over-winter as adults, so it’s no surprise that I’ve now seen these three species as well my first for 2021, the Melanostoma scalare I blogged about 10 days ago (First hoverfly, 25 February). We’ll need a bit more sun and warmer temperatures before more hoverflies are out and about though.

210306 Episyrphus balteatusEpisyrphus balteatus

210306 eristalis tenaxEristalis tenax

210306 Meliscaeva auricollisMeliscaeva auricollis