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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

Today's Wednesday Vignette is a shot I took recently of a hoverfly. Hoverflies are bee mimics that also work as pollinators. In some species of hoverfly, the larvae are insectivorous and prey on aphids, thrips and other plant-devouring insects. You can read more about them and see some even better photos of them in this recent post by Gail at Clay and Limestone. Since it's Pollinator Week, I thought it might be appropriate to share my photo of one.

Hover fly on Dianthus

My garden blogger friend Anna at Flutter and Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette, see her current post here.


  1. They are a welcone sight in the garden Alison!

  2. Hooray for pollinators! Pretty dianthus too!

  3. Oh - that's a great shot, Alison! How could I possibly have missed that it is Pollinator Week? Should have posted something entirely different...

  4. Great catch, Alison. It's always a joy to see pollinators doing their thing in the garden.

  5. Great shot! Like Peter, I think I need to invest in a macro lens.


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