True Flies


European Hoverfly – Eristalis tenax

The European Hoverfly or Dronefly is an accidental introduction to the Falklands that has become established. It resembles a honey bee but is completely harmless and unable to sting

Larger Hoverfly – Syrphus octomaculatus

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