Saturday, 4 August 2012

Name that Bug??

Here's one for Tim or Susan...

Whilst working in the potager today we spotted this creature


The next time we looked he'd found a mate...


To give some idea of scale, the pair were balanced on a string of rafia, 5mm wide..


Such tiny creatures but, as the photos demonstrate, so complex in form... Any ideas please?

2 comments:

Susan said...

Sphaerophoria scripta, one of my favourite little hoverflies. Very common and easy to ID - the male always has wings shorter than his abdomen.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Glad Susan confirmed this for me. I thought they were hover flies but I would never have got the full name for them! Have a great Sunday, Diane