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Marmalade Hoverflies in my conservatory

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,706
In my conservatory ( posh greenhouse ) I regularly get them most days and they spend all of their time trying to reach the sky through the perspex ceiling.

Armed with an old plastic tray from the Chinese Chip Shop and a piece of paper I manage to catch them and release them back into the garden

If I just tickle them up and leave the paper next to them they will jump on and if I am slow enough I can walk them to freedom.

I have 8 pepper plants in the conservatory and when I come down in the morning they are resting on the nearest one to the window.

I think its a Marmalde as I have checked it in my " Boys Own BBC Wildlife Pocket Guide Number 11  !!   "



Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,151
    I love hoverflies. They seem more intelligent than other insects. They are always cooperative and willing to be rescued.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,706

    Pansy

    Agreed and if they were human they would be Hippies !

     o:) 


    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,970
    NewBoy2 said:
    I think its a Marmalde as I have checked it in my " Boys Own BBC Wildlife Pocket Guide Number 11  !!   "

    Tasting them is the only real way to verify the ID.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,151
    They go well with bread and butterflies.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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