SP2097 : Hoverfly on sow thistle

taken 4 years ago, near to Kingsbury, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Hoverfly on sow thistle
Hoverfly on sow thistle
A hoverfly Eristalis pertinax (male) on the yellow flower of the common sow thistle Sonchus oleraceous, by the side of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.
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Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal's original purpose was to provide a link between Birmingham and the south east of England, by way of the Coventry Canal and the Oxford Canal. John Smeaton was the engineer, and the canal was completed in 1789. The canal now runs from the BCN Main Line at Old Turn Junction, Birmingham to the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction, just outside Tamworth. The length is 15 miles (24 km), and it includes 38 locks. There is also a short branch to Digbeth, Birmingham. A further extension was built along the planned course of the Coventry Canal as far as Whittington. Information from Wiki LinkExternal link .
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SP2097, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Canals 
Insect (from Tags)
Hoverfly Eristalis Pertinax 
Wild Flower (from Tags)
Sonchus Oleraceus 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2018 9762 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.5616N 1:42.2191W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2018 9762
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