Eristalis arbustorum
West Worthing, West Sussex
Eristalis arbustorum (male), Worthing, West Sussex, July 2023
[ Wingspan: 7 - 10 millimetres ]

Eristalis arbustorum is a widespread, commonly-found hoverfly species. It is present in a variety of habitats in Britain from April to November, and visits a range of different flowers, including knapweeds, ragwort (as seen in the photographs on this page), thistles and umbellifers.

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