Stuart Ball

Understanding Eristalis hoverflies: a guide to identification

Of all the hoverflies in Britain, members of the Eristalis genus are some of the most familiar, but they can prove difficult to identify. Roger Morris and Stuart Ball demonstrate how to determine that an insect is actually a hoverfly, and provide a detailed key to Eristalis accompanied by accounts for each of the ten species found in Britain. Among Britain’s hoverflies, the

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