NN7015 : Hoverfly on Grass-of-parnassus

taken 8 years ago, near to Dalchruin, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Hoverfly on Grass-of-parnassus
Hoverfly on Grass-of-parnassus
Grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia palustris) is not a grass, but is closer to the saxifrages. It is quite common in Scotland on damp moorland or marshy ground. The flower smells faintly of honey and this with the veining of the petals attracts insect pollinators like this hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 September, 2010
Category
Flora and fauna   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 7013 1578 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:18.9940N 4:6.0739W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 7013 1578
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