Hoverfly

Hoverfly

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hoverfly. Composite high-speed image of a hoverfly (Chrysotoxum cautum) in flight over lesser celandine flowers. The hoverfly resembles a bee or wasp, but it is a true fly. Its bold yellow and black colours act as a deterrent against predators.

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