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Hoverfly (X pedissequum)

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Peter Orchard

A species that rests with its wings open. Believed to lay their eggs in ants nests and so are usually found on low shrubs near yellow meadow ant nests.


Common Name Hoverfly (X pedissequum)
Scientific Name Xanthogramma pedissequum
Species Group Hover flies
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