The Wildlife of
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Hover-flies - Anasimyia Contracta

First seen on Thursday 1st July 2021 at Wallington

The Anasimyia Contracta Hoverfly is characterised by its black abdomen with a symmetric white "hockey sticks" pattern. It is usually found near still water. A similar species (Scaeva pyrastri) is called the Pied Hoverfly, due to its black and white appearance.