Larger Hoverfly – Syrphus octomaculatus

A native hover fly which can be observed feeding from flowers in gardens and is sometimes mistaken for a bee.

Common Name: Larger Hoverfly
Latin Name: Syrphus octomaculatus

This is one of two hoverfly species which are native to the Falkland Islands. As their name suggest they are adapted to hover motionless in mid air. They can be observed feeding from garden flowers and may sometimes be confused with a bee.

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